Does anyone else hate needles as much as I do? I am really just venting here and 'talking' out loud.
If I never see another one, it will be too soon. I know they are necessary, however I have had my fill of them thanks so much.
Twice daily shots of hepperin in the thighs are no fun at all. Some of those nurses just jab it in, and others go so slow, they hurt just as much. I had one nurse actually pull the needle out, after thinking she had to go in and sink her well to find the right spot. Was she searching for oil, I wonder???
Then there were the daily blood tests. Again, some of those pathology people need to take better care. The last couple of needles went straight into my elbow and nearly out the other side! O.M.G. it HURT.
Someone, I don't remember who, put an IV drain in my left hand and then wondered why I complained when the saline was cold and could feel my arm going numb. My blood pressure went through the roof, my heart rate followed and I couldn't remember to BREATHE - in thru za noze, and out thru za mouth...
My partner was sittlng along side of me, trying to coach me in calming and said - your sacred place...remember your sacred place. At that stage home was my sacred space - any other space than right nere, getting all these needles.
By the time I got out the second time round, I was well and truly over all of those daily needles and antibiotics. No one told me I could ask for oral antibiotics instead...
Ahh.. home sweet home - may be a mess, may be in the middle of rennovation mode, there may be two young dogs playing heavily and pulling everything out...but it is HOME. and i am not getting any more needles!