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Old 09-03-2008, 08:35 AM   #31
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Claustrophobia ...I have a touch of this...I don't do MRI Machines....
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:28 AM   #32
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I don't like scorpians! Luckily we don't have any in Seattle so I only have to deal with them when we go to Greece.
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:30 AM   #33
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Mine's a silly childhood phobia. I used to think I was scared of the dark, but I have figured out it's not the dark I'm scared of, it's the vampires that might be lurking in it LOL
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:34 AM   #34
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Claustrophobia ...I have a touch of this...I don't do MRI Machines....
They are terrible! how do you get around them? Doc tor said only way to determine if I have problem is through MRI. Can't move when you are in there. Tried putting towel over my eyes but that seemed worse. Just like crawling under breezeway, can't breathe right.
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:41 AM   #35
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Blood -- when I was a kid I used to get really queesy just at a scene of a tiniest drop of a blood in films, even if it was a cartoon Over the years I got more tolerant but I still have to look away at any gory scenes when we are watching films.

Praying mantis -- my hair stand on their ends just looking at them.... ewww

Looking UP (not down) when I am on the edge of a tall building, a cliff etc. I feel like I get sucked down from some unexplained force from below... I guess I have a slight streak of vertigo...

Earthquake-- I experienced them quite a lot when I was growing up. Even a slightest one absolutely terrified me. The utter unpredictability of it makes them even scarier than hurricanes and tornadoes.
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:56 AM   #36
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yep, Uncle Bob, an MRI machine isn't much fun.......my dr. office actually played some soothing music so it wasn't so bad.........Urmaniac.......I remember being terrified of the quakes in Alaska as a young child.......and this is a few years before the big ones....by the way you're really going to go yewwwwwww but I happen to love preying mantises.......had one in our science room all year......students brought insects for her to feed on.....at the end of the year after several moltings and bigger in size I released her with the best wishes and tears........she had a will of iron.......never will I forget her...........
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Old 09-03-2008, 12:20 PM   #37
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They are terrible! how do you get around them? Doc tor said only way to determine if I have problem is through MRI. Can't move when you are in there. Tried putting towel over my eyes but that seemed worse. Just like crawling under breezeway, can't breathe right.
I'm perfectly serious about this, ITK - ask your doctor for an Rx for a Valium to take before the procedure. HTH.
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Old 09-03-2008, 12:47 PM   #38
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Blood -- Praying mantis -- my hair stand on their ends just looking at them.... ewww.
This is something I might be able to help with, simple fear.

Here's a thought. During our Revolutionary War, the British used to refer to the colonists in derogatory terms, one in particular. The colonists took that word, made a song out of it, and sang it often to the Tories at the local pubs. The slang term was quickly dropped.

You know the song as "Yankee Doodle."

Take the fear and use it. When I first saw "The Alien," even I jumped. But realistically, you have to hand it to the creators of special effects. In the latest movie "Alien vs Predator," they actually built a twenty foot queen that runs with smooth motions. It was so seamless I first thought it was CGI. I admired the skill, I no longer feared.

I retired because I could no longer take the stress. I bought a new bike, installed a ridiculously large custom motor, installed a torque cam, alloy push rods and had the monster dyno tuned.

Even in my world, the bike is dangerous.

As I rode it hard for the first time after break-in, I pushed it past 93 MPH, and just like in the movie, I exhaled.

Danger is what you make it--the thing to which you give power. I was unable to be a credit manager because I just couldn't beat the beast. I feared it. Rubbing an elbow on a speeding Kenworth is simply "interesting."

I have not always been successful in this pursuit, but I recommend you simply go fight your fears. Most are paper tigers.
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:25 PM   #39
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I have a fear of driving across tall bridges over water. Over land I'm fine. If I'm not driving I am carefully watching whoever is. I didn't used to be that way. I have no idea where or when it came about. I force myself to drive over some as long as they are not too long but even then I "white-knuckle" the steering wheel. It's strange, if you know anything about Atlanta, I drive over the highest overpass of Spaghetti Junction and it doesn't bother me a bit.

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Old 09-03-2008, 06:06 PM   #40
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I've always had a phobia about getting haircuts .... and dogs .... and heights ....
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