I feel like I conquered Mt Everest
My therapist called the doctor ahead of time to let him know that it was VERY difficult for me. Overall the exam itself was tolerable. (nobody likes those exams) My hardest part was after undressing and putting on those lovely paper suits and sitting there waiting for them to come in. Had a moderate panic attack and was crying. The whole time convincing myself not to get up and bolt out of the room. I knew I had to get over the hurdle of the initial appointment and that it would probably get easier each time. It was difficult...but what a feeling of accomplishment when I got out of there.
I went out to dinner with my family to celebrate my bravery. Can you imagine if the server asked me if we were celebrating anything special. YEAH...I WENT TO THE DOCTOR. He would have thought I was nuts!!!!