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Getting Ready For My Tetanus Injection  
User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

 Smile Hi everyone!  Smile

Next week i'm supposed to be having my tetanus, diptheria and polio vaccinations. I am really scared and hate injections, and usually faint after i've had it done.
This time, I'm having it done at school, so I don't want to faint. This is really a question for the people who have had their tetanus booster recently:

Do you have it in your arm or your leg?

Thanks for any help.

DC-10

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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8726 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1821 times:

Ever since not being a baby anymore, I got them in the arm. Polio was no injection, but a sugar cube with the serum on it. Hepatitis, Yellow Feaver, refreshments - all in my upper left arm. I didn't bother that little twitch, maybe imagining you had cut might help.


Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1816 times:

I hope it's in the arm. I did read somewhere that polio was a tablet, and then Tetanus and Diptheria were both together in the same injection.

DC-10


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1802 times:

Hey, I remember those. The needle was about the same length and breadth as a chopstick. I thought it would come out the other side of my arm.

Enjoy!




















Just kidding  Big grin

When you're in there, just concentrate on something in the office, like the inner workings of that telephone. Or imagine the nurse naked and dropping to her knees (or his knees, depending on your preference in these matters).

Charles


User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1761 times:

Or imagine the nurse naked and dropping to her knees
Thanks Charles!  Big thumbs up

So it is in the arm then?

DC-10


User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

I do it in the arm. Don't look at the needle that may help. Otherwise look at it smile and take it like a man!


Go big or go home
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1736 times:

It should be in the arm, in your weaker arm (so that if it goes numb you don't have trouble writing Big grin), just look away and think of the pain as what they describe (Normally, 'you will feel a sharp scratch')..... They are relatively easy and painless really..

I tihnk there is one tablet, or at least I had a tablet... can't remember which I took though (hepetitis B, or A.. Polio, diptheria and loads more... I had 6 in all)...


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1725 times:

in your weaker arm (so that if it goes numb you don't have trouble writing )

Uh...yeah..."writing"...


User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1723 times:

I got three tetanus injections last year... you have to get three of them before you are immune.

I hate those injections also... as a young guy I almost died because the doctors didn't know I'm very allergic to insuline. And once you have a certain age, you get injections of several things over here... anyway, thanks to those injections I now know I'm allergic to insuline...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Regards
Frederic


User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1711 times:

I got about 3 injections (chicken pox, and 2 others) and an HIV test all in one visit as part of my immigration requirements. Fun, fun, fun!

User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1709 times:

oooooooh, Tetanus BURRRRNS. Not to mention, it feels like they are stabbing you with the needle. At least they don't put the needle in and search for a vein.

UAL747


User currently offlineVirginLover From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 958 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1708 times:

I just had mine Wednesday! It doesn't hurt much until afterwards, where it becomes sore for one or two days. It'll be ok, I hate shots too, and I'm still here  Smile

User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6014 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days ago) and read 1692 times:

The last time I had an injection, it was for measles etc etc and after it was done, I wsa treated to a bit of chocolate (hey, I was in 3th grade back then!). Ooooffff course, mine was broken in half  Crying

User currently offlineDeltaASA16 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 8 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1684 times:

I will be getting my Wisdom teeth pulled soon....

Any suggestions or prayers you wish to offer me?

Big grin )

DeltaASA16


User currently offlineVirginLover From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 958 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (11 years 8 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1678 times:

I will be getting my Wisdom teeth pulled soon....

Actually, my boyfriend and best friend just got theirs pulled last month. My boyfriend was doing very very well by the 3rd day afterward. My friend who had to get her teeth removed from out under the gum, took a while to recover, but she was chewing solid foods (slowly) by the end of the week.  Smile


User currently offlineDeltaASA16 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 8 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1661 times:

I guess milkshakes and straws will soon become my most valued assets!  Big thumbs up


Thanks VirginLover!

Anymore?


DeltaASA16


User currently offlineVirginLover From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 958 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (11 years 8 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1655 times:

Actually...my friend wasn't allowed to use a straw, because the "sucking" (Yes, I *know* that sounds dirty) you do with a straw could possibly rupture a blood vessel in your new holes in your mouth. (That won't be like that forever) So be careful...

Don't forget the JELL-O!


User currently offlineDeltaASA16 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 8 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1667 times:

haha, thanks VirginLover...

I suppose i will just have to let the liquids slide down my throat.... LOL  Big thumbs up


DeltaASA16


User currently offlineSkyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (11 years 8 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

Tetanus really isn't all that bad, honest. Bad is when you get tetanus, yellow fever, and cholera all at the same time.

User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8726 posts, RR: 43
Reply 19, posted (11 years 8 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1662 times:

Wwwwwhhhhaaaaaa... Delta! "We don't say such things in class!" By the way, I had my wisdom teeth removed under general anaesthesia. So it didn't hurt! I guess that was one of the advantages of private healthcare over state. Oh, and the food i got in the hospital after my wt had been removed was actually better than that I had gotten before - soups all the way, and the dessert was strawberry puree. Yum yum! But I wasn't allowed to honk, nor could I eat something else than semolina pudding or potato mash back home.

Anyway - good luck!



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
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