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This could be just a rant, be warned.

I have recently been going through dental work--extensive dental work. It was past time, I needed it, but I am a crawling coward when it comes to any dental proceedure. I have had the same dentist for 25 years. He's gentle, fast and kind, but I still dread like the plague any visits to his office. I have been known to get to the office too early, have too much time to think, and take off before my apt. time arrived. That was 25 years ago, but I still have that impluse.

The other thing I fear is flying.

My idea of hell would be having all my teeth shot and filled while flying at 5,000 feet above the earth.

So what is your personal hell?
 

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(not norm. happy Alpaca)

sitting helplessly as a special animal is slowly killed before me. seeing and feeling there pain, and yet knowing that no matter what I do, nothing will help the wonderful being before me. A cold, dark space with moans of pain and slow dripping blood coloring the floor.

I dont want to think about it any more.
 

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My personal hell would be being forced to live out the rest of my existence at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. 'Tis a terrible, noisy place bursting with people, most of whom are under the age of 10 and running rampant throughout the hotel without adult supervision. It is also devised in such a way that once you are inside, you cannot find a way out. *shudder* In fact, I'm not sure that it isn't actually Hell itself, and the people who work there (dressed in knights' costumes from dawn to dusk) aren't fulfilling some kind of sentence.

And of course anything or anyone hurting my little Daisy (my jack russell terrier). (OK, that would be the ultimate worst thing ever, but the Excalibur is REALLY BAD.)
 

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My personal hell, other than losing my loved ones, would be this:

I have had many a bad dream about losing my hair. I'll be looking in the mirror, combing my fingers through my hair, when suddenly big chunks of it start coming out. I always wake up from these dreams feeling my hair, my heart beating *very* fast.

I also agree with you on the dental thing while flying. I've never flown and am not sure if I ever will. Have had the chance and just couldn't do it. I've had some horrible oral surgery done in the past and dread having any more done. I need to eventually get a cap on my front tooth, but I'll put it off as long as possible.

Just last night I had a dream about that, as a matter of fact. I was in the dentist's chair and they were drilling my tooth down to a stub. *shudder x 10*. I was glad when I woke up from that one.
 

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Facing any of these fears, and a few of my own, without the comforting hope that comes from the ministry of the indwelling Holy Spirit.

BTW, one of my best times of prayer have come while hanging on tightly to the hem of my Saviors cloke while the drill is screaming in my ear. He leadeth beside the still waters when I think I am dying in a storm of fear.
 

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Originally posted by That Alpaca Guy

(not norm. happy Alpaca)

sitting helplessly as a special animal is slowly killed before me. seeing and feeling there pain, and yet knowing that no matter what I do, nothing will help the wonderful being before me. A cold, dark space with moans of pain and slow dripping blood coloring the floor.

I dont want to think about it any more.
Damn that sounds severe, Mr Alpaca!!


I am so very sorry that an animal is dying before your eyes with nothing you can do to help it.

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Good luck & ease of passage with overcoming your fear/s Life2YK.
 

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My idea of hell would be havng to shovel coal into a furnace in the bowels of a ship... or, working in a slaughter house in South Dakota.

Or, working in Serra Pelada, Brazil, carrying load after load of mud and earth in a sack, on my back, up hundred foot ladders, while hundreds of other enslaved, muddy people push and pull around me. All of us hoping to carry the nugget of gold that buys our freedom.

Or, how about shipbreakng in Bangladesh, or mining for Sulfur in Indonesia?

Thinking about all that makes me realize the paradise I think of as an ordinary day
 

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My personal hell would be being forced to live out the rest of my existence at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Vegas is hell. Excalibur is just one of the lower levels.

Aside from rotting there, I get pretty scared that I'm going to get trapped in a crawl space in a cave -- that I'll be crawling behind someone and then someone will crawl behind me and they'll just stop and I'll run out of air. It freaks me out to the point that when we come across a crawl space in a cave, I wait until the person ahead of me has yelled that he's all the way through.
 

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I've got another one- either being buried alive or being stuck in a very very small, dark place. Just the thought gives me the willies.
 

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having all my limbs/extremities cut off slowly one at a time with a not so sharp blade and no painkillers. yep that'd do it.

or living out a particularly freaky dream i once had
 

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i'm the same as alpaca & jeffer

i'm also VERY claustrophobic.

i'm going to vegas in August for a wedding - should i cancel the trip?
At least it's not at the excalibur, but at the monte carlo.
 

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My idea if hell is a world run by a handful of greedy, money-hungry go-getters, who use the media to spew out out a meaningless, plastic, thoughtless culture,,,,

Yes, my hell is reality.

Speaking of this reality, I actually read an article on international trade and its effect on cities use the the phrase "brave new world" for discription. They are no longer afraid to spit what they are doing in our faces.
 

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Raine, you'll be fine! I love Vegas.
Just not the Excalibur. If you happen to see it or (god forbid) find yourself inside the monster, you'll see what I mean! I'm actually going back in June and staying at the Hard Rock.

LF's hell reminds me of that terrible scene in Braveheart. (Maybe the braveheart one is even worse) Ugh... I can't watch that scene.
 

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yeah torture is definately up there on the list for me, any form of torture really but mostly the severing of limbs thing. i have somewhat of a fear of that. partly due to a day back in highschool in the photo lab where i was using one of those big paper cutters and wasn't thinking, realized all of a sudden i had put one hand under the blade to get something, if my other hand had slipped the blade could've fallen and.. eep.
 

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i agree, vegas is not un-hell like. however, there are some awsome areas just outside of it. ive been there more times than i care to admit, since my family has a place around there there and my sister used to live around there too...

but anyway, hell- i've been there. for a year. don't want to go back.
 

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I started to think about this, then realized what a dark place I'd have to go to in order to answer this truthfully. Frankly, it's Memorial Day and I'm going to go out and have a great time. I'll let my personal hell make itself known to me should it ever become a reality!
 

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My idea of Hell is being completely and totally cut off from everything that I know and love. I could deal with my family and friends being taken from me because my faith in Jesus would still be there, but the absolute worst would be if God turned his back on me. I would agonize over what went wrong, how I could have convinced myself that God had promised me a place in Heaven, and then I end up in Hell.

Yep, that's my idea of Hell. What all of you described sounds pretty bad, too!
 

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Life2k, your hell pretty much sums up mine too. I hate flying. I will never ever bungee jump, sky dive, parachute, etc, even if I am paid. I have a hard time getting on planes. I think I got this fear from my mother who refuses to get on a plane. We take amtrack whenever we go cross country.

The dentist! OMG I fear that place. The the next to last time I went, they tried filling a cavity. I told them I could feel the drill. They gave me about 4 shots of novicane and it hurt like HELL! They told me, no, it is just pressure you are feeling. I've had fillings before, I think I know the difference between pain and pressure! Damn, that hurt. Anyways, a little while later. I noticed I have a hole in one of my teeth. Yes, an actual hole, I can feel it with my tounge and it is large. I went back. I ended up driving all the way to my parents house (3 hours away) to have my mom take me. I tried bolting a couple of times but my mom was there to restrain me. They gave me a few shots but I said I could still feel the drill. To make a long story short, I never got the hole fixed. Even now. It is still there. It doesn't hurt often, only once in awhile. I cannot imagine going back ever unless somebody knocks me out and drags me there and works on me while I am still knocked out.

I even have nightmares about the dentist now.
 
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