Last week started out with a trip to the doctor for my yearly checkup. Everything went great until it was time for my blood draw. I have a strange phobia of anything to do with veins and last time my blood got drawn I almost passed out. This time was no exception, and I came even closer to passing out than before 🙁 I had to sit down for almost 20 minutes waiting for it to pass, and then when I got up to check out I nearly passed out again! My vision started getting fuzzy, but I just wanted to get out of there so I powered through and by the time I was done scheduling my next appointment I could barely see! But once I got out into the cold air I felt better. What an annoying irrational fear.
My arm hurt really bad where I got stabbed, and then my other arm was sore from a vaccine. I got a chocolate cheesecake milkshake afterward to help myself cope with the trauma.
Later in the week we checked out our local used bookstore, and hit the science book jackpot! Richard Dawkins is my favorite and I am hoping to complete my collection of his books. Also I hadn’t read anything by Bill Nye before so I am excited to get started on that. I need to start setting aside more time to read!
And then on Saturday it was time to put up the Christmas tree! The cats donned their brand new Christmas sweaters and really got in the spirit! (Yeah, right!)
Eeeee, I adore your Christmas tree and of course THOSE cat jumpers! Too cute for words.
Ouch! I hate getting blood drawn too.Vegetarian Courtesy ♥ CheesePapas
One of my family members usually passes out when getting blood drawn or shots or whatever. It's a given. It's also hilarious in a way and provides many stories and teasing material, so consider yourself lucky you didn't fully black out! Glad all is well, have another good week!
Oh no, not good to hear you have such a hard time at your check up!
Sorry about your affliction but your coping skills sound fun. Maybe bringing a book to read to distract yourself more would help. I'm not aware of the latest psychological protocol on dealing with irrational fears but at least you only have to confront them, usually, at your yearly checkup. Doing fun stuff to make up for the bad is always a good idea. Love your decorations, especially the fuzzy festive fur faces!
A milkshake can solve many problems 🙂
I've been trying to spend more time reading and I'm actually enjoying it a lot, plus I'm so much quicker than I used to be so I think that is helping.
You already put out your Christmas tree? Wow! Here in Germany we usually do this Christmas eve. Haha. But I am slowly getting in the Christmas spirit too. As soon as the moving is done I will start decoratin the new place 🙂