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The "How Are You Today?" Thread

Discussion in 'Friends and Family' started by Barry Lee, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. robodog

    robodog Active Member

    I used to be terrified of needles. If a doctor pulled a needle on me my fight or flight response would kick in and I'd run out of the room. But there came a point where I didn't have an option. I had to get a blood test and there was no way of avoiding it.
    I was given some kind of pill to take before I went in to get it that was supposed to calm me down. It didn't. I got there and the second I saw the needle I had a panic attack. They put me in a room so that I could calm down. I sat in there for awhile and finally decided that I had to do this. I really had no choice and I might as well get it over with. So I finally let them stick me.
    It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. It turns out it isn't even really painful. It's more the idea that someone's sticking a needle in you and extracting blood that's bothersome rather than the pain. I still get nervous when faced with a needle but nowhere near the way I used to be. I can handle it fairly easily now.
  2. Gonzo's Hobbit

    Gonzo's Hobbit Well-Known Member

    My dad and the doctor use to have to pin me down because I hated needles so much. I still don't relish them and I freak a little if someone pulls one out unexpectedly. But for the most part I can be unmoving when getting a shot. At one point I thought I was past the fear. Long story short I smelled the alcohol and all the anxiety came right back. I have to go in today. I'm not planning on a shot but I'm afriad someone might bring it up. If they do I'll probably just dodge it.
  3. WhiteRabbit

    WhiteRabbit Well-Known Member

    Ear infection. Woo. ._.
  4. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Owwwwooooo...been there, done that, HATED it!

    Get it drained, and hope you feel better soon WhiteRabbit! :sympathy:

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  5. WhiteRabbit

    WhiteRabbit Well-Known Member

    )= Fun times, yo. Thanks. -huggles newsieness-
  6. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

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    Eep!

    *squirms out of huggles*

    Er...I like you too...but please don't wrinkle the plaid! :news:

    Hope the infection doesn't do any real harm and you get past it soon. The one that knocked out part of my hearing in one ear permanently was the summer I recall coming downstairs with my head turned completely sideways...because ONLY in that position could I keep my balance...yeesh.
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  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Although I'm a little surprised by myself, I'm thinking about considering taking up a little "extra cirricular" project, and considering doing something I swore off years ago: a new webcomic, if only like a miniseries web comic... I'm not so sure I'll actually do it, but I guess I'll see how I feel about it later.
  8. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

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    I am NEVER growing old. Never ever ever.

    I'm going out for a drink. Anyone coming along?

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  9. WhiteRabbit

    WhiteRabbit Well-Known Member

    It's one of those days where I keep laughing at everything.
    ...hur hur. xP
  10. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    Me! Oh! Me! Choose me!
  11. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

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    Okay, but you have to buy your own, and we're calling a cab if we have more than two!

    I'm half-stuck in an alternate reality today. Dreamt a real person was fictional, and we both knew it but I didn't want to acknowledge it at first. Very strange.
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  12. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a plan! :insatiable:
  13. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Wow that's pretty awesome actually! I love when dreams get all abstract like that, lol.
  14. WhiteRabbit

    WhiteRabbit Well-Known Member

  15. LinkiePie<3

    LinkiePie<3 Well-Known Member

    Better, but blah-humbug!
  16. We Got Us

    We Got Us Active Member

    A little tired, a little confused, a little overwhelmed...a little dreamy, especially after Figgie's story chapter involving moi and a certain gofer >cough< yeah, that pretty much made the day worthwhile. :D
  17. Count von Count

    Count von Count Active Member

    I'm back on the forums, so I'm happy.;)
    How are you?
  18. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

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    WB CvonC! (Didn't want to verbally confuse you with the other Count here...)

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    Count von Count likes this.
  19. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Great to meet you! Wait, where've you been all this time?
  20. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I feel gross. I dont feel like total crap, but I'm tired and I feel bloated. Yay for being a girl -_-


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