I’m getting an MRI on my shoulder next Tuesday, and I’m terrified.
The last time I got an MRI, it wasn’t even a full-body one, and I thought I was going to have a panic attack.
I didn’t like knowing that I was left alone, unable to move, the beeping freaked me out, my insulin pump had to be disconnected so I didn’t know what my blood sugars were, I wasn’t getting any insulin, and I was in a full-blown panic.
If only I knew then that my thoughts create my feelings. If only I knew then that it wasn’t the MRI causing my feeling of panic, it was all of my THOUGHTS about the situation that were creating my feeling of panic.
Now I know better. I’m prepared.
I know two things:
1. A feeling is only a vibration in my body.
- What’s the worst that can happen with a feeling?
- A feeling can’t kill me.
- I know how to feel scared.
- I’ve done harder things than an MRI!
- I can sit in scared and be ok.
- I can breathe through scared.
2. I know my thoughts create my feelings.
What feeling do I want to feel? Calm. I’m going to think of a few thoughts that I will think on purpose to create calm:
“I got this”
“I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be”
Need help changing your thoughts? Working through a fear? I can help.
PS If you’re wondering, I was diagnosed with bursitis or “stuck shoulder”. Aging is fun!