Monday, 22 February 2010

I live with a closet 'Trypanophobic'

I am not talking about Dinosaurs here. So all you ‘Jurassic Park’ freaks wait a moment before you start doing the Jig. Not your fault, it does sound like the name for a Dinosaur (I am a Dino freak too). I know, you are googling 'Trypanophobic' right now.


I will let out the secret.….Hubs is scared of needles. I have seen him turn as pale a ghost and become a shadow of his robust self at the sight of a teensy weensy needle approaching in his direction. 




Not that I was never afraid of them. As a child, I was terrified each time a Doctor even mentioned ‘injection’. 


I was scared of needles till my 10th grade. Each year, our entire school had to take 'cholera shots' (not to have Cholera, but to stop it from invading our body). My school was a All Girls Catholic School. There were no boys, so none of us had to pretend to be brave. The closer the line snaked towards the Doctor’s room, the more agonizing it was. I would have preferred getting my nails ripped off from my hands and toes. 


It was not so much about the prick of the needle but the anticipation of the pain. Added to that was the nervous discussion with classmates about how scared all of us were. There were a few who pretended to be brave but on the inside, their guts were mashed to a pulp. The greenish hue on their faces gave them away. Our school had a peculiar way of intimidating the hell out of even the tough eggs. It always felt like walking towards the gallows to get hanged.


                       (Check out the expression of the Kid who is second in line)


I managed to overcome that fear and now I am least bit scared. I can actually look at the needle, in the eye.


Hubs has not fared so well. He has a physical revulsion to tiny prickly needles entering his skin. 


Few years ago, hubs got a cut while shaving, which got infected. The Doc said’ Young Man, you need to get a Tetanus shot’. I had to physically restrain Hubs from turning the doc into Pulp. As if, the Doctor had asked him to blow my brains off. 


After much cajoling and pleading. I finally dragged him by the scruff of his neck to take the shot from our family Doctor. I went and spoke to doctor and told him that the patient was quite scared of needles and asked him to be gentle and make it quick and painless.
The doctor ushered us in and asked ‘Where is the Patient?’ I pointed at hubs and the doctor burst out laughing and said ‘I thought, you were talking about your child’.


P.S: I am glad 'hubby' does not write a Blog. All my secrets would have been out by now, tee hee, lucky me. 

22 comments:

injaynesworld said...

Still hate needles. I would have failed miserably as a junkie. Novocaine is the worst!

Smita said...

hehehe but does he read blogs??? :D

Even I was scared of needles at a point of time but now am not (what's the harm in saying it ;-))

Both the pics enclosed are awesome!!!

Aniruddha Kherekar said...

~Humphhh!!

Guess who is starting to blog after reading this??????

Sad, but true that I hate needles.. rather I hate anything related to hospitals..

Poor guy in the second picture.. I can totally relate to him :)

Anirban said...

Aaww... just hate the thought. Especially bad when they have to search for a vein. Wait, we missed it one more time.

Anjali said...

Ha! HA!! Good one Vins. Ani, just talk to A&A, they can commiserate with you I am sure. After getting 3 each just 2 weeks back. ;)

Lazy Pineapple said...

Jayne: My hubs will send you kisses and hugs for your comment :)

Smita: Oh yes he reads my blog. Most times he gets the editing job...I suck at that...

Ani: heheh...sorry for letting your secrets out....

Anirban: I hate that too...too many holes in my arm and am outta there...

Anju: eeks...even I cannot stand up to that...my standing ovation to A&A.

Zabi said...

As a child I was hit by rocks on head, bruised my knees, hurt my arms I never cried. But when my mom used to take me to the doctor for TT injection I used to cry like a baby. They are really scary things.

http://zabishah.blogspot.com

Lazy Pineapple said...

Zabi: Thanks for dropping in. Many people are scared of needles...so don't worry you have many people to share your pain :)

AmitL said...

Aha-that was my problem till 7th Std,too...then,I fell ill and homeopathy didn't cure for 3 months-and,finally,with the promise of a trip to Delhi, I was convinced to let the needle do it's job..Now,it's nothing more than a smile when it's time for a needle..touchwood,it's been a long time:)

Ashish said...

he he I am a champion as far as injections are concerned , 14 for dog bite ( that to on the stomach) arey chotey motey to bahut liye hai.

Lazy Pineapple said...

wow Ashish...you have beaten everybody's record. When did you get bitten? how come I don't remember this.

miilee said...

lol!! I wasn't that sacred of them needles but sure hated them. I used to be the one who had to carry the reluctant girls into the examination room when this happened in my school..
But this post was hilarious!! Thought I'd give you the award that Pooja (Thoughtful Randomness) gave me. (the award that you'd incidentially given to her in the first place!) So here goes!!
http://wp.me/pDvVG-5j

Summer said...

I can't say that I'm afraid of them, but I'm definitely not a huge fan either. :)

Lazy Pineapple said...

Amit: what a way to get cured of needle phobia...I am glad you are not scared anymore.

miilee: Thanks a ton dear *hugs* .Awards are always welcome tee hee

Summer: Ohhh so many people are scared and I am not a fan either especially when the nurse is not able to find a vein and makes a sieve of my arm :)

Lakshmi Rajan said...

Ha ha just today I made a post on phobia and here when i visit I read a phopic tale! It was so funny to imagine you cajoling and dragging your hubby to the doctors room and the expression of the Doc who must be anticipating a child lol

Lazy Pineapple said...

Lakshmi: heheh it was indeed funny for me...hubs not so much :P

Shipra said...

I hate them tooo....they are so scary....Oh i have to share dis as a kid i guess i was in KG i was suppose to get a shot n u won't believe i made my bum muscles so hard that the needle broke can u believe it BROKE..... and then i had to go through a long process of gettin rid of it n it was painful too :(

Lazy Pineapple said...

Shipra: hahaha you are so crazy....making the bum muscles stiff....hahah your comment is funnier than my post :)

WebMistress said...

(Check out the expression of the Kid who is second in line)

ha! no way i`m to busy loking at the kid being stuck...looks like he was about to slap the nurse for sticking him...I too still to this day dread that inevitable prink.

Lazy Pineapple said...

webmistress : oh there ae so many people with this phobia....I know its terrifying more so when you are a child....

welcome to my blog :)

Lazy Pineapple said...

webmistress : oh there ae so many people with this phobia....I know its terrifying more so when you are a child....

welcome to my blog :)

Aniruddha Kherekar said...

~Humphhh!!

Guess who is starting to blog after reading this??????

Sad, but true that I hate needles.. rather I hate anything related to hospitals..

Poor guy in the second picture.. I can totally relate to him :)

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