A few days back, I got so busy that I broke down. I mean something inside just snapped and I had to slow it down.
I realized that I need to constantly check how I push myself to achieve my targets. I drive myself to the extreme sometimes. Oh yes I do.
Its not funny, but I can't help myself. I am an ADDICT!
It had to take friends to help me relax a bit. @ Sykik, I still want that vacation, don't think I have forgotten.
Anyway, I have to confess that as I get older ( na so) I have to watch what I eat and go for regular check ups.I am surprised at myself, I could have sworn that I am as fit as I look ( I don't look like a horse *smiles). Unfortunately, something was triggered off in my system this last week which caught me off my tracks and I had to be in bed for a few days ( It didn't stop blogging).
Sometimes back, I asked you my friends how often do we go for check ups? My bad! I am now lazy or should I openly confess that I have a phobia for hospitals. Little wonder why having doctors as friends hasn't been that easy ( apologies to whom it may concern). I am working on it people, just wait and see.
Friends, I have a phobia! What is the name of this phobia now? I mean phobia for hospitals? Yes! Nosocomephobia
I am trying to address my phobia for hospital by following the advice of my learned friend who has been trying to talk me into see hospitals from a different perspective and not from the so called government hospitals that we have here in Nigeria.
First point of call he specifically said will be, Reddington Hospital and that I would be amazed how fast my phobia / fear will fly out through the window. I mean an hospital with a Royal Suite? (offers a total of 50 beds, the vast majority in single accommodation, with only a few double rooms. Each room has facilities for examination, haemodynamic monitoring & resuscitation, air conditioning, TV and an en-suite bathroom)? Nice
What is a Phobia?
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities, or persons. The main symptom of this disorder is the excessive, unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Phobias are believed to be developed by heredity, genetics and brain-chemistry combine with life-experiences.
There are three basic types of phobia. These are
1. Social phobias
2. Specific phobias and
Please feel free to choose yours from the list. At least so you just know.
Blutophobia- Fear of washing or bathing.
Achluophobia- Fear of darkness.
Acrophobia- Fear of heights.
Aeroacrophobia- Fear of open high places.
Agateophobia- Fear of insanity.
Agliophobia- Fear of pain.
Agraphobia- Fear of sexual abuse.
Agyrophobia- Fear of streets or crossing the street.
Aichmophobia- Fear of needles or pointed objects.
Ailurophobia- Fear of cats.
Alektorophobia- Fear of chickens.
Algophobia- Fear of pain.
Altophobia- Fear of heights.
Amaxophobia- Fear of riding in a car.
Ambulophobia- Fear of walking.
Ancraophobia- Fear of wind. (Anemophobia)
Androphobia- Fear of men.
Anthrophobia or Anthophobia- Fear of flowers. (No Valentine flowers)
Anuptaphobia- Fear of staying single.
Aphenphosmphobia- Fear of being touched.
Arachibutyrophobia- Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
Arachnephobia or Arachnophobia- Fear of spiders.
Arithmophobia- Fear of numbers.
Arrhenphobia- Fear of men.
Arsonphobia- Fear of fire.
Atelophobia- Fear of imperfection.
Athazagoraphobia- Fear of being forgotton or ignored or forgetting.
Atychiphobia- Fear of failure.
Autophobia- Fear of being alone or of oneself.
Aviophobia or Aviatophobia- Fear of flying
I am sure a lot of you will be shocked that fear of needles is a serious one that would make a babe not fix weave-on just because she doesn't want to get infected with HIV ( forget about her having her own pack of needles, she is won't be caught fixing anything) I know of few. I don't have that phobia. That's a relief!
Do you know your HIV status?
This, my friends, is another gist entirely. I almost killed somebody just because I went for an all encompassing check-up 2weeks ago.