Tomorrow I go to the hospital. I am due to have facet joint and SI joint blocks and ligamentous/tendon blocks injected into my spine in order to ease my back pain.
Only now I am filling out the consent form for the procedure:
Hmm... Religion, ok, merely a formality;
Next-of-kin?.....right now you are starting to scare me a little;
Increased pain expected for 2 or 3 days (occasionally longer)....not so good;
Headaches and a temporary increase in weight....oh, just great;
Not a long-term relief/long-term effects not known....30% chance it may not work.....no procedure is risk free....what the blue blazes have I signed up to?
Now why does my stupid brain constantly latch onto these negative things? Why can't I focus on the fact that I will be able to dance the Fandango rather than worry about being fat and paralysed from the waist down with a blinding headache.....and that's only if I don't die in the process. Supposing it hurts? Worse still, supposing it doesn't work at all? Supposing nothing happens and everything remains the same.... well, then what?
No, stop thinking about it. Just do it. I know I don't want to
Ok I'm ready. Let's do this.