I am afraid to go to the dentist.
The last 3 times I have gone to the dentist, I have gotten horrible health news immediately following. Last time I went to the dentist on Monday, found out I had cancer on Tuesday.
I actually moved my dentist appointment last time to try and avoid the inevitable link between my nodule biopsies and my semi-annual teeth cleaning. But the biopsy ended up being moved a bunch of times, and the two things STILL ended up back to back. I almost didn't go to the dentist at all, but was told (by several people) that that would be kind of irrational (stupid was actually the word choice I believe).
Now I know the two events aren't actually connected. The schedule of my teeth cleaning is totally arbitrary and has nothing to do with my other health news. But since I am currently waiting to hear about my scan results, I am totally freaked out that it also happens to be time to schedule my next dentist appointment. No matter how irrational it sounds, I really don't want to do it.
Somehow, it has ended up that all of my annual health things are around the same time of year. It must be because that is when I had time during college. I don't know. But my eye exam, skin check, and annual are all in the June/July time period. Now throw in the endless endocrinology appointments.
And the damn dentist.
I don't want to go.
The dentist I have been seeing just left the practice and even though I really liked him, a part of me was really relieved. Maybe he took the dentist/bad health news curse with him. But I am hesitant to test this theory.
I may not go to the dentist until August.