Thursday, November 4, 2010

Stick it


Today's needle count: 2, which is 2 more than any normal given day really. It was just coincidence I went in for my second blood draw this morning, and then got my flu shot after class. Yayyy no flu (hopefully). I know for some people they actually get sick after getting the vaccine, but since that's never happened to me, it can't hurt. I'm also not freaked out by needles. Some people are, my sister bawls, but I'm pretty meh about it. But I'm not ecstatic over having to get poked either.

How do you feel about needles (getting stuck with one)?

15 comments:

  1. I don't hate it but it's not my favourite experience either. I tend to find having blood drawn is more bearable than having an injection, maybe because it's not putting painful pressure on your veins? I used to give blood quite regularly but I'm not allowed anymore because I have low haemoglobin :(

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  2. Needles freak me out big time, because I always think of the saying hay in a needle stack D: 2 is 2 too many!

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  3. Needles make me extremely anxious, but as long as I don't watch, I'm okay. I can feel the pinch and I'll usually start tapping my foot rapidly, but I manage. Thankfully I'm pretty pale with dark veins, so I've never had anyone dick it up when trying to draw blood.

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  5. Needles don't freak me out as much as watching it go in does. I don't know what it is, but watching someone stick a needle in me freaks me out.
    Now watching the blood squirt like an oil fountain fascinates me to no end every time I get blood drawn.

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  6. I'm gonna faint just thinking about that ;_;

    My sister passes out EVERY TIME she has to give blood. Like, straight up blacks out.

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  7. I never get around to getting flu shots, but I'm not really afraid of needles either. I'm not able to give blood, though I would if I could (don't meet the weight requirements)

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  8. well the flu shot is a weakened flu virus... I know the one time I got it I was sick for a week :/

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  9. I still freak out in front of needles. I can't even keep my eyes open as my doctor puts this thin needle...under my skin...with the tube filling up with my own blood. *shudders*
    My skin is VERY transparent, so no doctor ever screwed it up for me too. xD

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  10. Needles aren't too big a deal for me. I was in the ICU for a couple days once and they drew my blood every 6 hours. The annoying thing was the blood pressure cuff. going off every 4 hours is enough to make you go insane.

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  11. If you get sick after getting the flu shot it's because you were infected at least the week before you got the shot. The flu has about a 14 incubation period. Also although it is attenuated, as long as you aren't really young or really old you really won't get sick.
    That said I am terrified of needles. I got swine flu last year and that was seriously the worst two weeks of my life, but it wasn't enough to make me get a shot this year.

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  12. I used to not mind needles so much at all. I was then hospitalised for a kidney and bladder infection when I was 18 and had painful needles stuck in me everyday for antibiotics for a week. I can't stand them now :(

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  13. I have no problem with needles, I have to have bloodwork done quite aften so I really use to it. Having a nurse that has experience with needles is a must though. :D

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  14. I don't really have a problem with needles, but when the people sticking them in you CAN'T FIND A VEIN, even though you're so SCRAWNY they can POINT IT OUT, it makes me rage something fierce. I was donating blood and this girl just kept messing up putting the needle in, not getting it in the right place, having it come out...ugh... terrible, took me FOREVER.

    Fortunately one of the other assistants showed up and was like YOUR DOIN IT WRONG and fixed it right up.

    As for the flu shots, never had them, so I wouldn't know if I happen to be one of those unlucky people :<

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