Thursday, October 25, 2012

a fear to beat

shirt: Target necklace: The Look boutique shorts: thrifted dark rasberry tights (hard to see) : Target booties: Target
Fear. Sometimes it can be overwhelming. Whether it is a little fear or a big fear, it is something that can be constantly on your mind. Now I could sit here and talk to you about some pretty big fears in my life, you know, the life changing and life altering ones, but I am not really in the mood to get into those deep subjects. So, needles it is. I have THE biggest fear of needles.

I know what you're thinking. Yeah, everybody is afraid of them. Well does every one STILL cry when they have to get a shot or blood drawn? And how about two days ago when I had to get an MRI done and sat in the chair by myself waiting for the nurse to put the IV in my arm? I cried, for about five minutes while the nurse went through the procedure for the MRI. I then proceeded to tell her that I was going into LPN school. I assume she thinks I'm nuts. I really have no problems with needles when it comes to other people, but when it comes to me, it's a whole different story. Plus on top of that, I have two tattoos. Really Amy? Two tattoos and you can't handle one little needle?

Truth is, it doesn't even hurt. Not that bad or compared to tattoos anyway. As I look down at the little red dot on my arm from the last needle, it's a pain I can't even remember. It's like the never ending and always re-occuring mental block in my head. As soon as I hear that I have to have anything done involving needles, my heart starts racing, I get sweaty palms, and when the time actually comes, I cry. Every time afterwards I think, Amy, that was stupid. Someday, I plan to beat this fear. I want to give blood and help those that need it, but I am just terrified at the fact that I have to sit there with a needle in my arm.

Does anyone else have a rational/irrational fear that they want to beat? Or do you have any tricks to beating those kinds of fears?

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7 comments:

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you for this post. It is very helpful to me. I still cry over little things too. like my favorite band retiring....I hope you have a great day and you are beautiful.. I am so blessed to call you a friend!

Montana said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am the exact same way. I cry and cry. I seriously want my mother to be there with me anytime it has ever happened. I hate that I am such a big baby about the smallest thing, like a needle. But in my head, I feel like my reaction is completely valid.
I feel so guilty for not being able to give blood too.
May we both get over this fear soon!!

Messy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love those booties Pretty Lady!

Cheers,
Messy

Rochelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your outfit is so cute...you look amazing. Your doing the Asian thing...stockings with shorts. They do that so much in NY...I love that style. RoRos World

eelsay said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the blouse I actually just purchased it from target! I def have some type of anxiety when it comes to being in the public eye which is part of the reason why I actually don't really share my blog with friends and family (crazy right) but I'm taking some anxiety classes to help me. Have you tried anything that has worked?

xo,
eelsay

www.theluxuryrehab.com

thecriminallyexpensive said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

First things first...I love your shirt. Black and white looks so crisp and modern.

Now I am petrified of getting an MRI bc I am scared of the contrast in the IV. It makes you feel hot and funny.

I have a lot of irrational fears I suffer from OCD so I completely get what you are saying lol

xx
Krissie

http://thecriminallyexpensive.blogspot.com

Katy / Floral Mess said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I feel for you, I hate needles too. I try to distract myself from thinking about it until right before it happens, that way I have less time to get worked up about it.
Anyway. Gorgeous outfit! I love the shirt and those ankle boots.

~ Katy
http://floralmess.blogspot.co.uk/

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