I've Made a Decision

By Lola
@Lolaze (2861)
St. Louis, Missouri
June 19, 2016 1:36pm CST
I've still been worrying about my surgery for impacted wisdom teeth, despite the surgery not even being scheduled yet! So, I've been thinking about what's causing my anxiety. It's all based around having a male surgeon. Even though my dentist has promised to be there to help me, that hasn't been enough to calm my fears. There is a female oral surgeon in my city and I've made the decision that I'm going to go see her for a consultation. The relief I feel after making that decision is amazing. It's like a weight has been lifted off of me and I can breathe again.
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@IvySaysHi (4226)
• United States
19 Jun 16
how come it bugs you that it was a male? I feel weird around male profesionals some times especially being alone with them
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@Lolaze (2861)
• St. Louis, Missouri
19 Jun 16
Because of being sexually abused as a kid
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@marlina (66836)
• Canada
19 Jun 16
I don't understand that: why is it scarier to see a male dentist?
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@Lolaze (2861)
• St. Louis, Missouri
19 Jun 16
I was sexually abused up until age 11 and it's left me with a lot of problems feeling physically safe with guys. I'm afraid he would harm me while I was unconscious from anesthesia (I know, not a rational fear)
@sharon6345 (110238)
• United States
19 Jun 16
hope you get what you need to better your health. Now matter what the surgeon looks like that sounds like a serious situation.
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@Lolaze (2861)
• St. Louis, Missouri
19 Jun 16
It's a common problem but still major surgery. I need to do what keeps my anxiety under control though - been having 2-3 panic attacks a week about this.