Thursday, October 23, 2008

Once again the syringe attacked me!

If you have been reading my posts for a while you would have known how much I hate needles from my Penicillin episode...but in case you haven't read that here is what happened this week...

We took Babs for her one year check up at her pediatrician and the doc advised that all three of us get the flu shot. Given how much we suffered this last winter G was prompt and had the shot taken a couple of weeks ago. I firmly stood ground saying that I would rather fight with the flu than with the pain of the shot. G was shocked at my attitude and said that I was putting Babs health at risk by my stupid fear of pain...

So when the pediatrician advised me...I reluctantly said I will take it...the doc then said, "your daughter is going to get five shots (vaccines) and you are afraid to get one?" So now I was challenged and had to do it...

Two nurses walked in to get Babs ready for her shot...one of them said ok lets get ready to give me the shot first...I was like what? No way...I saw the syringe and freaked out...I screamed...ran around the room...until one of the nurses pinned me down to the chair and the other grabbed my arm and I screamed and wailed (my voice was heard over that of other kids around) and when it was over I was like "What the??? Is it already done? I thought it was going to pain..." And G was standing with Babs at the corner of the room looking at me in utter disgust and embarrassment. He wanted to escape and vanish into thin air.

Ya...that is how ridiculously childish I am!!! I hate myself for that...but I hate syringes...I have a needle phobia (trypanophobia)...such a thing actually exists and my dad is needle-phobic...so there...it is not something I do just because I feel like it...

Even when I was in the delivery room getting prepped for a C-section that never happened...a nurse walked up and poked me with something on my left arm...that was the only time I came close to cussing...but if she had given me a warning I probably would have created another scene wasting their time...

But it is not as if I enjoying doing it...I have a phobia and people with phobia's should be treated with love and not anger (G you are going to get it from me solid tonight!)

Anyways with loads of trypanophobia...I bid thee adieu...

5 comments:

Megha Bansal said...

Crazy woman, but I'll say this, I hadn't known that this was an actual fear until I met GG. He's very scared of them too.

But my advice (in condoning tone) is always, "suck it up, you don't have a choice." ;)

Anu Russell said...

well now you do and treat GG with kindness...poor him...I feel for him!

I can't suck it up...I will try to evade them till I die!

P said...

i agree wit u on tis one... i hav zoophobia of lizards! i act...if not worse....as bad as u do!
and thankfully J is ver y supportive in that aspect... he promptly gets up and shoos the dreadful creature away... on second thoughts... he probably does that to avoid my melodrama :D !

Preeti said...

Anu,
There's something called a flu mist, which they spray in your nose. The next time around, you should try that.
I totally enjoy reading your blog. Birthday wishes to Sanjana, hope she had a wonderful day

Preeti

Anu Russell said...

ya P...last night G did get solid bashing from me for being mean to me...he has promised to understand my situation better...so lets see how that works...wiki helps!!!

Thank Preeti...I will pass on ur wishes to S...my pediatrician did nto have the spray and a doc friend of mine said in the flu shot they inject dead viruses so chances of symptoms or side effects is very less but in the nasal spray they inject live viruses so chances of getting symptoms are high...plus it really did not hurt...i think it is all in my mind...i visualized pain!