One more peice of advice I'd add. After or during trying all the above advice, if you still keep having what you feel is an irrational fear of healing. Go get or rent a small sail boat on a windy day. Strech full canvas so to speak, put your life jacket on and try your best to flip the sucker. Keep trying till you do.
This will help in two ways. First you'll find how much it takes to flip a sail boat over. Second you'll find that flipping over isn't the end of the world either. It's along the same line as getting back on a horse that has thrown you, or getting back on a motorcycle after a wreck. except that you forcing the wreck.
!! WARNING !! The above information is to be used by intelligent people only. If you are Stupid, could be considered a moron, or otherwise. You are instructed to disregard this information and seek the help of a licensed and bonded professional.