Monday, December 14, 2009

Nervous Nellie

What is this feeling? The fluttery stomach, the headache pushing at the back of my eyes, the need to pace??

Oh, nerves. Right.

I don't feel this way very often. Mostly because I don't like it. But today my daughter is getting surgery so the nerves are coming whether I want them to or not. I'm sure everything will go well, there really is no reason to worry. And hopefully as I keep telling myself that, my nerves will get the boot.


A couple of other things that get the ol' palms sweaty are the idea of failure and spiders. What makes you nervous?


  1. Praying for your daughter and for you!!

    Things that make me nervous? Heights. I totallky freak out with heights.

  2. Same here, with the prayers! I'd appreciate the same tomorrow when my baby has the tubes put in his ears (also minor, but still worrisome).

    I wish I wasn't as nervous a person as I am, but I have improved over the years. Still, anything outside my comfort zone makes me nervous to some degree, especially trying something physically adventurous, because I have had so many embarassing moments/disastrous results whenever I've tried new things.

  3. Strangely enough, both my grandma and my Mom have the first name Nellie. Maybe that's why I'm a mess. :)

  4. It's possible, Linda...but your name is Linda, so how does that work?

    My most obvious phobias are a fear of sharks and heights. It would be interesting to find out if I have more, but I don't have the time.

  5. Hope everything went well with the surgery. Ditto on the prayers and all that.

    I don't have a ton of fears.
    My top one is enough: the dark. yep that's right I'm afraid of the dark and all things that creep, crawl, bang, bump, fly and live in it.

  6. Thanks, everyone, for your thoughts and prayers. The surgery went well, although the doctor got double booked and I was at the hospital for seven hours.

    Good luck with the tubes tomorrow, Linda. I had two kids with tubes, so I know how that goes.

  7. So glad to hear everything went well (no pun intended).

  8. Great everything went well--Linda let us know too.

    My nerves are: election time. My heart problems were directly linked to the anxiety I felt over the mayoral race.

    Dark and heights. I can do mountain heights no problem. Its being in tall poorly built buidlings (the Stratasphere) or strings or parachutes.

    The dark terrifies me. I once put myself into hysterics on night at girls camp when my battery died and I had to walk 1/4 mile in the dark forrest. (Arizona forest, not Seattle forest--there is a difference and it'll make you see how weak I am. A Seattle forest is truly terrifing, but Arizona--weak!)