By Caroline - 24/02/2013 09:34 - Denmark - Copenhagen
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Don't give up your dream for small problems. Here's a bridge, now get over it.
I also plan on becoming a doctor and in the 5th grade we learned about hearts and veins and the cardiovascular and respiratory system and it made me all queezy at first but I got over it.
It's okay, OP. I have a terrible fear of needles too (which makes it even odder, because I was fine as a kid and gladly went to the doctor for flu shots and such. No clue on when that changed!)
For me, depends on the needle. Injections bother me zero (I have to go for one every three months). I LOATHE blood tests. I have an autoimmune condition and absolutely terrible veins - I tell the phlebotomists to use a small needle and hit my hand, they take it as some kind of challenge and end up blowing all of my veins. Last time I was in the hospital, I lost my IV seven times in a week. Ugh! As long as the needles stay out of the veins, I'm good.
Close your eyes every time you put a needle in someone's arm. What could possibly go wrong?