Had an old filling replaced today.
Having procedures done to me (no matter how benign) are triggering for me as a former breast cancer patient.
Surrendering your body to a doctor is a very vulnerable place for me and being poked and prodded gives me a lot of anxiety.
I’ve been working on identifying my triggers, acknowledging them and today I was able to actually relax enough that I FELL ASLEEP during my procedure.
I feel very proud of myself. I would pop my tongue but it is so frozen – I can’t feel it.
BTW I asked my dentist to hold back on the epinephrine as it makes my heart race. It means the freezing doesn’t hold as long but it makes for a much easier time for me. #selfcare