I have to go back to the dentist this afternoon. No big deal, just having a filling replaced.
So why am I scared sh!tless???
I've never had a problem with the dentist before. I actually LIKE having my teeth cleaned. But right now my tummy is doing somersaults. And not the happy kind.
Part of it, I know, is fear over my reaction to novocaine. Last time I nearly passed out when I got the shot. My heart started racing and I broke out in a cold sweat. I would have fainted if my doctor hadn't quickly tipped my seat back.
I know that it was just a reaction to the 2% adrenalin in the novocaine and I know that the doctor is getting me epi-free novocaine this time…. But I'm still scared and that's not like me.
I just keep picturing myself dying ignobly in the dentist's chair, a paper bib around my neck and drool trickling down my chin…