There are a lot of things that I’m afraid of. That seems to come with the territory when you have a chronic disease like multiple sclerosis (MS), or when you’re a parent. At the same time, I don’t have any phobias that I’m aware of. To date, I just haven’t encountered anything that overwhelms me with fear to the point that I can’t function.
I’ve mentioned before that I don’t care for heights, but I can overcome that fear if need be. Having an MRI isn’t at the top of my list, either, but given that I’ve fallen asleep inside the machine twice, I doubt I qualify as claustrophobic. I don’t even mind spiders, I just don’t like being surprised by them.
Another common phobia is a fear of snakes, which, as I’m about to relate to you, I also don’t have. Fortunately, neither does my wife.