Anxiety, stress and fear are some of the most powerful human emotions. Often when confronted with a potentially life-altering event, people can lose perspective and feel overwhelmed. Despite our best efforts to rationalize a situation, a tragic event can affect our physical, psychological and spiritual wellbeing.
Although my columns generally discuss medical issues, I would like to digress and describe a situation that directly affected me and my wife recently. It encompasses all the emotions discussed above. I hope that sharing our story will spare another family the anguish and terror we experienced due to a vicious criminal scam.