You also have to think about the fact that most (if not all) of the needles used to practice with aren't knitting needles size :uhoh21: , they are very, very small, like insulin needles.
Also, it took me 15 yearsto start getting over my fear, but I finally realized, it wasn't the needle I was fearing when I got an injection, it was the medicine that was going thru it (that burned and caused the pain).
Granted, there are things like CT I.V.'s that arent the highlight of anyones day!
But, one thing I tend to focus on as I start my nursing program in the coming months, is that after nursing school, I am the one giving the shots and not on the receiving end! And that will make myself (and YOU!) more compassionate when it comes to injections.
Hope this helps you!