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Needles.. flu shots and such...

October 09, 2017 10:09AM
Ok... so I wasn't the bravest kid ever. I hated shots when I was a kid. I don't remember ever 'crying' when I got a shot but my anxiety level went sky high.

As time wore on I got used to shots... and eventually I thought nothing about them... no anxiety at all... not even after some shots that actually hurt pretty badly.

Then I got older.. health problems set in, and about 4-5 years ago I went thru a series of tests where I was giving blood weekly. You would think that getting stuck so regularly I would have remained non-caring about shots and even getting MORE immune to them... but I didn't...instead, I started hating them again.

Today I only have to give blood a couple of times per year... one flu shot per year.... BUT.. I'm back to being a kid again. I hate them.

There is something to this second childhood thing.

BTW... the most painful shot I ever received was a pneumonia shot... about 3 or 4 years ago. It didn't hurt badly when I got it, a little, but later that day.. and for the next 3 blessed days.. it was agony. I couldn't use my arm.

Got a tetanus shot on my butt some years ago that was bad.. but nothing like the pneumonia shot. - JamesJM

  Needles.. flu shots and such...

JamesJM197October 09, 2017 10:09AM

  Penicillin shots REALLY suck...

sstrams72October 09, 2017 10:23AM

  I have heard that...

JamesJM63October 09, 2017 10:32AM

  Not really sure, Jimmy..

sstrams69October 09, 2017 10:58AM

  Nor me...

JamesJM64October 09, 2017 11:22AM

  Not sure of the diameter.. Attachments

sstrams76October 09, 2017 11:50AM

  Not a medical needle or an ice pick?

JamesJM66October 09, 2017 12:28PM

  I know it, right?

sstrams61October 09, 2017 12:55PM

  shots never really bothered me

IowaRam59October 09, 2017 01:59PM

  Moving beyond Shots... I'm terrified...

JamesJM70October 09, 2017 02:36PM

  Never had a cavity as an adult..

sstrams46October 10, 2017 03:48AM

  I will NEVER EVER get a flu shot again!! Have not since 1993!

Ramgator64October 10, 2017 02:05PM

  I have you beat...

JamesJM50October 10, 2017 02:19PM

  I have gotten two flu shots in my life..

sstrams49October 10, 2017 05:06PM

  Me too, exactly two of them...

JamesJM56October 10, 2017 08:00PM

  My Boot Camp flu was hell!

Ramgator48October 11, 2017 06:56PM

  My second flu / Rams related!! LOL

Ramgator45October 11, 2017 07:01PM

  one shot we should all get......

21Dog68October 11, 2017 08:47PM

  I second that....

JamesJM52October 13, 2017 05:02PM

  highly recommend a pneumonia shot too

ferragamo7945October 18, 2017 08:58AM

  I am more scared of shingles

ferragamo7938October 18, 2017 09:00AM

  Shingles saved my grandfather's life...

sstrams51October 18, 2017 09:23AM

  WOW, that is STRANGE....

JamesJM35October 18, 2017 09:39AM

  Yeah.. pretty wild...

sstrams41October 18, 2017 09:52AM

  You should know better than to...

JamesJM44October 18, 2017 10:12AM

  My Dad met several German POWs when he was young.

Ramgator33October 25, 2017 12:06PM

  Same here...

JamesJM39October 25, 2017 12:32PM

  "Finding the couple". You guys know me. I REALLY REALLY hate...

Ramgator35October 25, 2017 02:20PM

  flu shots

IowaRam52October 13, 2017 04:42PM

  Never had the flu

Drew283931October 25, 2017 11:55AM

  try getting shot below your eye

ferragamo7943October 25, 2017 06:37PM

  Suck it up, buttercup!

sstrams37October 26, 2017 03:10AM