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extracting my blood

Discussion in 'Journals' started by Eddi, Sep 25, 2021.

  1. Eddi

    Eddi Eddifying

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    I'm heavily medicated

    One set of meds that I must take can damage the immune system

    I therefore need to have a blood test every month

    To make sure this hasn't happened

    The thing is: I hate needles and blood

    I daren't watch them take the blood out of my body

    Too gross!

    I either close my eyes or look away...

    But the pain is not the worse thing about it:

    The anticipation is much worse

    As is the slurping noise

    Utterly disgusting

    I don't know how people can inject themselves, or donate blood
     
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    PureX Veteran Member

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    Slurping noise? Who's taking this blood, Count Dracula?
     
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  3. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    I look away as well - I'd bet that is pretty common.
     
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  4. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    Yea I can see that.

    Being blood is relatively our evolutionary salty seawater on the go, we take the sea with us.

    Think of it like the tide and flow like the sounds of the waves of our ancestral haunts.
     
  5. Eddi

    Eddi Eddifying

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    I do too

    I think it's a natural survival thing to want to keep your blood inside you, as opposed to outside
     
  6. Psalm23

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    I usually do very well with needles and getting blood work done. I have experienced anxiety about many other things. The anticipatory anxiety can often times be worse though not always.
     
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    Strange but I've found its easier on my left than my right. Perhaps your mind also will care less about one side or the other or perhaps one place or another? If I get a shot on my right side I faint. If I get a shot on the left I may not faint. I'm still experimenting, but it seems very much like it matters which side.
     
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  8. John53

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    Does anybody like needles? I think you are in the majority.
     
  9. Eddi

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    Me too!

    I like things being injected into me to be injected on my left

    And I like blood being taken out on my right

    To me left is "in" and right is "out"
     
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  10. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    I don't mind, since my stomach ops i have blood test every 3 months. 5 vials of the stuff. I like to see the vials fill in a gush, and think its interesting that sometimes it just stops flowing.

    The nurse is used to be calling her a vampire
     
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  11. RayofLight

    RayofLight My pronouns: they/them

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    It is interesting to watch. I hardly react to getting my blood drawn. Has to be frequent cuz of my meds
     
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  12. Psalm23

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    That’s rather interesting.
     
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    I was watching one time when they where trying to find my vein. The lady told me to look away because apparently by looking you may move the vein. I never heard of this before.
     
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