The only thing I truly fear is @Mish and her red boots.
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Like most guys, I think the concept of "ego" enters into our daily lives and helps define us. Along with that issue, is the problem of facing one's fears. That's where I am today.
I am a hypochondriac. I have been since I was a little boy. I have a good doctor and a therapist (whom I just went to see) and perhaps that's why the old bugaboo churned up again. Of course, as you know, my 70th birthday comes in April. The "round number" might be hitting me.
Oh, I take good care of myself but nothing I do, or ponder or do research upon ever satisfies the fears. The abject fear can hit me during a sound sleep or just walking out to get the mail. And this state is an embarrassment as well as a terror. Even if I passed a string of tests with my doctor--and that happens--I would still leave his office wondering if I was really okay or just in "the early stages."
I wish my fears would be something I could face and beat. Lots of guys have had a loudmouth in their lives who belittles them or implies they are simple cowards. And in that scenario I would happy to face a real commodity and get the condition over and done. But hypochondria isn't that kind of confrontation. One minute you're on top of the world and the next minute you're wondering if these are your final days.
As stated, everyone is afraid of something. This is my problem, and many tell me things like, "We're all going to die someday just live life to the fullest." Sage advice, but not a simple mindset when you're in the midst of a panic attack. I'm glad I can come here and unburden my problems. Thank all of you.
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