help! i got sick watching a shot! - page 2

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Hello wonderful people. Scary news - last night my boyfriend cut his thumb open in like 4 places. We went to urgent care and they were giving him "lydacane?" to numb it before stiches. Well im holding his good hand, and... Read More


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    You know I had exactly the same problem.
    I want to be a nurse very much, but a couple of weeks ago i was giving a blood test and got sick watching my blood coming out of the vein. Really sick, I couldn't watch.
    The doctor even asked me if I was okay.

    This was the first time it happened to me, but after that I was watching a movie and there was a very violent scene where a woman sticks a needle into another woman's arm with the intensity as if she wanted to stub her with it.
    I right away felt like it happened to my own arm, where the doctor took the blood.

    I was wondering how possibly can I be a nurse if I get sick from a stupid blood test or some scene in a movie, when one of the nurses in this forum even wrote "sometimes nurses have to do the kind of things that you won't see in Fear Facto on television.."

    But with the things that you wrote here guys, I actually think I can do this now.
    Thank you so much
    THe kind of people that I will work with are one of the reasons why I want to be a nurse. Thanks
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    don't worry you will get over it. things like suctioning trachs used to get me, now i can eat with one hand while suctioning a pt with the other
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    Give yourself some time. It will come. It is also different to watch you loved on in pain. It does something to you that is very different.
    renerian
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    haha! I used to get sick at certain things too...now I just go through with it like it's nothing! I still get gaggy at times. but I'm getting better!
    You'll be fine~!
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    Originally posted by mark_LD_RN
    don't worry you will get over it. things like suctioning trachs used to get me, now i can eat with one hand while suctioning a pt with the other
    Sorry but this is creepy to me. There's no way I could eat a turkey sammich listening to thick, tenacious sputum being sucked out of a patient.

    It doesn't make me sick, but I don't want to eat next to it, either.
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    Here are some words I live by. "shots, it is better to give than recieve"!! I hate needles, when they are headed for my arm! I have only had a problem giving a shot one time, that was to a 8 year old little girl with a severe head injury from an ATV accident. I was a new grad, it was my first IM since school, AND I had a child the same age. It went fine, but I felt soo bad! You get used to things after awhile. Good luck!!
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    I'm the same way! I hate needles or any other doctor-y things that are being done to ME. But I really think I can handle doing them to someone else! I think it will make me that much more compassionate because I will be able to truly understand how much they don't want this shot or this medical procedure done.

    I know a nurse who HATES getting shots -- when we were all getting flu shots here at work, she refused because she hates shots so much! When I asked her if she has any problems giving shots, she said not at all!

    I guess it's all about being the "giver" or the "receiver"!
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    You'll get over it! I was in watching a T & A of all things in my surgical rotation. Kept thinking about all the blood they kept suctioning out of the kid, and out I went! Dr. told me later, he knew I was out when my head hit the floor! That was 28 years ago.
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    lol and you're doing alright now?
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    We did a nurse shadow in 1st year nursing....we were looking at this little kid with a shunt...not even gross. and I fainted....almost quit nursing that day... When I graduated I worked peds neuro and dealt with shunts every day....nerves make people do crazy things...don't worry you will do fine.


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