Friday, January 18, 2008

Holy Shots Batman

I had posted a few days ago that I have not yet gone to get all my required vaccinations for our trip to Thailand in 76 days. I took the plunge and called today for an appointment. I am praying for cures to all diseases between now and January 28 when I have to go and get 6 (yes that is SIX) shots and a prescription for Malaria pills. Oh and did I mention that when I return I have to get 2 more shots.

What is the big deal you may ask? So what. It's just a few shots. Ummm, yeah. See I am terrified, and I mean TERRIFIED of needles. I am the person who opted for natural childbirth because of my fear of needles. I have passed out when my kids have gotten shots of various natures. I am almost 6 years past due for my tetanus booster due to my fear of needles. I see a needle and out I go. Heck I almost passed out when I drove my neighbor to take her daughter to get her shots. I hate hate hate needles.

Anyone free Monday, January 28 at 9 am? I will need someone to pick my body up off the floor. Of course that is after they drag me in there to begin with. Do you think they give almost 33-year-old's stickers and suckers when they are finished? I sure hope so. Maybe if I am really nice and don't cry they will upgrade to a shot of tequila. Or a nice pair of gold cufflinks to give Matt for V-day.

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

wow! I have never meet someone so scare of shots, but I'm sure there is allot of "you" out there....all I can say is I'm praying for ya girl.

Jamie said...

A, I would come hold your hand if I could if only they could invent a time machine, I could get in light speed to you for shots then light speed home in time for work......

Alexis Jacobs said...

Thanks guys...

it's me, Val said...

Alexis, I had all those same ones when we went to Brazil. If I can do it, you can do it. You definitely need someone with you. Neil was with me (we did it at the same time) and he had to help me (that's all I can say). But if I can do it, you can do it. and this was all in my pre-infertility days when I had shots quite often. I was the same as you and panicked for weeks. You'll get by. I promise! And I'll send you stickers :)

it's me, Val said...

I worded that wrong. My pre-infertility days when I never had shots. I had shots during my infertility days. Ok, so you get the point.

LiLi said...

Which shots do you have to get? Matthew hasn't been informed of any shots... which I'm pretty sure he'll have to have. He's going to Chiang Mai... but I think they won't let you through w/o the shots... but maybe I'm wrong. I should know though, I worked with that region for AGES!

Girl, I understand your fear totally and I would probably cry while I held your hand for your shots. I cry when anyone gets shots. My best friend's daughter got her 2 month shots, and I wept openly at the doctor's office... NO I wasn't there for her twins' appointment, I was there for my kid's 15 month appointment... yet I saw her and witnessed Ashley's shots and it choked me up! I just can't handle it. I cry when I get shots, and LORD ALMIGHTY... Matt said the air in the room changes when they go to put the IV in my arm for my surgeries! I can't tolerate the thought! I haven't passed out, but came very close once and had to be tilted backwards... but it freaks me out tremendously!

Hope all goes well! GOOD LUCK!!! I'll try to remember that morning and pray for you!