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What, me worry?

In the days leading up to my annual internist appointment (which was today), I have waves of heart-pounding anxiety. It’s not logical. I’m in excellent health and take really good care of my body. By now, the feeling is familiar, and each year, I try to understand it. But mostly all I can do is breathe through the experience.

Don’t Worry by Martin Creed


2 comments for “What, me worry?”

  1. Petra says:

    You are not alone, Wendy! Are you worried about the possibility of the doctor finding something serious? Or a general case of white coat syndrome.

    For me, it’s the scale. I am also in good health–I exercise regularly, eat right (for the most part–I avoid most sweets and am an inveterate label reader for added sugar), meditate, write morning pages, track my blood pressure at the gym, etc. But the thought of that damn scale makes me nervous! It’s the same when I donate platelets–have to step on the scale for that one as well.

    • wendy says:

      Lately, I’ve been thinking about my mother, who got type 1 Diabetes when she was 30. It wreaked havoc on her body and she died at 68. My health is completely than hers (I take after my Dad in this regard). But I think it weighs on me.

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