Does anyone in here suffer from THANATOPHOBIA?
I do, and I'm not at all ashamed to admit it publicly, and even with my real name being known (and associated with it).
THANATOPHOBIA is "the fear of one's own death, or the dying process." It is pronounced with the "TH" being spoken like the "TH" in the word, "thistle."
I had what I thought was a "close call" in 1976 (Denver), but it turned out to not be what I thought it was (physically), but the emotional damage had been done, and from 1976-81, I had a series of almost-daily PANIC ATTACKS, that were so devastating, I was reduced to tears, because of them. They finally ended with my move from Houston TX to Honolulu.
But even though I am no longer bothered with panic attacks, I am still plagued by thoughts of my own demise, and I can't shake them, no matter how hard I try.
There's no kind of "cure" for how I feel, because everyone's death is INEVITABLE, but I'm wondering if I am the only one in this group who suffers from it, or if others may also be frightened about dying.
Please let me know, and keep in mind that I don't know your REAL name, right?
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