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The stress of "waiting."

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    The stress of "waiting."

    Currently I've been waiting for an appointment. I've known it's been coming, and it's not even that serious. It's just that in times of deep thoughts I "view the future" and mull over a laundry list of successes and potential failures.

    As a Christian I was taught to live within the day and leave the future to God. And in 90% of the time the event comes and goes without any of the possible outcomes I've imagined. I'm stuck in that sort of web this morning. I have an appointment at 2:00PM today--but I've been up since 4:00AM.

    I pace, I get in and out of bed, I scan the internet, I look for a dull knife to polish and listen to the most boring, early morning talk shows you can envision.

    The problem is that I hate to wait. When I was a little boy I was watching a western about a criminal sitting in jail and listening to his gallows being constructed. He turns to the series hero and says, "It's not the hanging, it's the waiting that bothers me." I thought he was insane, until I noticed the concept of waiting also got me frantic.

    Any suggestions?
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    Therapy???

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    Well, there's that appointment, too.

    It's been a recent issue, I cannot wait for any period, no matter how short. For example, my wife always stops at Starbucks for tea, and I sit in the truck. No matter how long she takes, I get antsy. It's getting worse over time.
    ...No matter where you are it's enemy territory...

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    I have no suggestions. I've had a couple scheduled surgeries and didn't get anxious beforehand. I don't know why. I guess people are wired differently.
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    Solved this a decade ago hope it’s for you. Buy a tablet, iPad type and smart phone that can work as a WiFi hot spot most can. Then learn about sites like this, I like minds.com, and whatever sites you like. Bookmark them and when you are forced to wait relish in having some time online reading, learning, and becoming better informed.
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    I find that fondling my genitals outside of my pants helps pass the time and ease tension.

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    The surgery was a big bunch of nuthin. They put me to sleep, and I "instantly" woke up in recovery. They punched three holes in my lower belly, and while the hernia was sewn from the inside, the outer holes were "super glued" shut. I came around, and then walked to my wife's truck. I was starving, so for my "home cooked dinner" I had McDonald's fries, that's what I wanted.

    My wife's a wreck, I'm up at the usual time, I think I have three days off before I do light work-outs at the gym.

    I'm a little tender, but I've had romantic interludes with redheads that damaged me more.
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    Good to hear everything came out OK or.....didn't come out, actually. McDonald's still has the best fries.
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    I'm glad everything was okay. Hope it's a speedy recovery
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    Me too, glad it went so well. Take it easy for awhile...
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