Yep. Every few months its back for more good times at the lab (#needlephobiasucks). As I wrote in the chapter titled "Fear Factor" (in Not All Bad Comes to Harm You), waiting for the other shoe to drop is an interesting way to live; it never lets me forget that being alive is at a premium these days or that I am still enjoying time in the bonus round.
In many ways I am lucky to have such a periodic reminder, which keeps my focus on the present. It helps me not waste precious time dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. If you're not so "lucky," just try starting each day with this: Today is here. Today I'm alive. Today I will live with joy.