I have a mental status exam with a psychologist I’ve never met next Tuesday. Exactly one week from today. I have such intense anxiety about it that I’m physically ill. It’s paralyzing. I have a headache, I’m nauseous, my heart rate is 117 bpm and I just feel sick and tight in my chest. I’m sure my blood pressure is through the roof, too! I have PTSD! They should know this kind of thing causes undue stress! I don’t trust people anyway, and I’m supposed to just tell this guy whatever he wants to know about my illness?! I’m so anxious that I can’t even climb right now because there is a 7yo kid on one of the auto-belays next to where I want to climb!!! I called the Doc for a coaching moment and am just hanging out blogging to try to keep the anxiety from completely overwhelming me until I talk to the Doc about it. This is the worst my anxiety has been in a long, long time. And on top of that, how should I dress? What should I wear? Should I try to climb before this mental status exam? Would I even be able to? This is insane!
Content Rating PG, for the most part
I try to keep the content of my posts in the PG range (meaning that maybe your 13-year-old should not read it... Just kidding!) - you know, something I could get away with tastefully in the town square without getting lynched, tarred-and-feathered, or hung (and something my mother would NOT wash my mouth out with soap for). As far as what age you have to be to understand some of the subtleties of my humor in writing and/or speaking, well... That may vary. A lot.