Thursday, January 15, 2009

Why I don't like needles...

As I stood hunched over in my shower with the hot water shiatsu massaging my back, I couldn't help but think of the big ass needle that doctor shoved in my spine 7 1/2 years ago called an epidural. To this day, it still hurt. That got me to thinking. Every time I have gone to the doctor and they used a needle, I had a horrible night. Wherever it stuck me hurt...and the pain usually lasted for days. Who has ever had a good experience when they see a needle? I guess there are some who has and if you are one of them and you are reading this (and it's not medically necessary), you need help, unless of course you are a quilter.

One Love, Se'Lah (also a quilter)
*So, I guess I don't dislike all needles.


Anonymous said...

Not to disagree with you about the whole needle thing. But I too had an epidural. It was uncomfortable but compared to having major surgery with no anesthetic--it was a no brainer. Needles are really not a big thing. It is a momentary pain. I am not trying to belittle your feelings or your anxieties. I think that as a strong woman you can take the good with the bad.
As for people who look at needles and say that they're ok, they are often people on dialysis or that need IV fluids. I've had headaches so bad that I was given medication intravenously. Oh I didn't mind that IV at all. I am sorry if my comment seems mean spirited and I didn't mean to if it did.

Se'lah said...

To: Anonymous
I do not think your comment was mean-spirited at all and appreciate you expressing your opinion. I recognize and appreciate that there are people for whom the use of needles are "medically necessary". Regardless, the persons to whom I was referring is not that group of individuals so thank you for the needed clarification on my part.
And yes, I am a strong woman but I still do not like needles (nor will I ever) and I don't find my personal feelings towards needle indicative of any measure of my strength.