Monday, August 28, 2006

Fear of Needle?

Are you afraid of needle? I hope not. It's just a small "prick" and it won't really hurt. I just had my blood test and fasting lipid profile or cholesterol level (TC, Tg, LDL, HDL level) checked (after endless servings of sotong aka squids over the last couple of weeks besides crabs/prawns and other high cholesterol stuffs). Mmm.. My cholesterol level is still very well kept within normal limit despite all those high cholesterol stuff I took few weeks ago :) Have you checked your cholesterol level lately? If not, it's time to do so. Remember.. needle prick doesn't hurt. I'm not afraid of needle and I hope the same goes to you too :)

There are quite a number of people out there who are afraid or phobia of needles. Frankly speaking, I'm amused each time I see those well built macho and muscular guys closing their eyes or looking away or covering their faces with the other hand when being pricked with needle for blood taking purpose. The more extreme one, will shout like a kid. If they are little kids, then it is understandable. But these are adults !!

Aiyoh... blood taking is nothing major. Although some unlucky one might need to be pricked few times during the blood taking process cos of small, non visible or non palpable veins or blood vessels (Hahahaa, blood taking needs skill too), but the pain is so transient and only last for a brief duration. What to scare of? I know I know... different people have different pain threshold :P

53 comments:

zeroimpact said...

Boy boy first...
No scared...
Go for many blood donation before...
:)

13th Panda said...

BOOHOOOHOO..are you talking about me?I am scared bor..i looked away while they took my blood..:-p

But still need to take the tests lo..to make sure everything is ok ma *wink*

Winn said...

OMG I CAN DIE!

Chen said...

zeroimpact,
Boiboi very brave :) Hope more people will follow boiboi's good example & go for blood donation. Keep up the good work :)

13th panda,
Hehehhe.. No woh.. That's my observation all these years :)
But now I know u looked away when u kena pricked :P

winn,
Wah wah.. u cannot die leh..
choy choy choy..
if u die, who will take care of poor Liucas? :P

lynnx01 said...

Is it true that if the needle is changed after used to poke into the whatever tube to get the whatever fluid for injection, the new needle doesn't hurt as much because the previous one is already blunt? Gosh I think I need to rephrase my question.. sleepy.. can't think right. Hahhahaha

plink said...

I got no problem wan.

Pengsan first, then can take blood oredi!

Pink Cotton said...

aiyerr..someone so hau lian err... kekeke

LAI! I help you inject can or not? i used to b the person to take blood droplets from my friends' fingers during biology class :)

but erm...check cholestrol ar...i never chk kok bo...need ka??HEE...

angel said...

ohh... so doktor is bz with the liuliu needles...
i not that sked of needles but when cucuk that time hor, wah lao! ouch! ouch! ouch! OUCHHHHH!!!!! esp. cabut gigi tat time... wah lao ehhh!!! can dieeee 100x!!!

Chen said...

lynnx,
walao, your Q is so confusing, I seems like understand it, but.. then I get confused.. kakkaa... wait till u rephrase the Q tomolo :P

plink,
o.O
pengsan liao later cannot wake up then how? Use skunkie ah? :D

pink cotton,
kekke.. withdraw blood from vein & prick finger for blood droplet is different leh.. But I will let u try taking blood on 13th Panda or Red Sponge.. kakkaka.. they are your guinea pigs :P

i know i know.. u never check cos u scared of needle.. LOLOL It's good to know your cholesterol level. Well, I have see many thin youngsters in their twenties with high cholesterol level leh :P

angel,
It's fun to poke people with needle hoh? Especially people that u dislike, kakakka (just kidding lah)

wah.. so next time before cucuk u, must plaster your mouth to avoid pencemaran bunyi :P

mistipurple said...

i brave gal. they poke until when they withdraw needle, my blood spill all over from little cushion pad to floor. i look calmly and said, wah wasted leh liddat.

Simple American said...

I remember when I was 11 years old they had to have five people hold me steady so they could draw blood work. Don't like jabs. But I've been such a cucion that it is just something that has to be done. But give me a choice and I pick dim sum. ;)

may said...

I'm ok with needles as long as they don't poke a hole in me... ;)

have a wonderful journey in LIFE!

The Artist said...

What a scary post! I do fear about any kind of needle, especially the syringe needle!

slurp! said...

actually not scary & painful. but if you encounter situation whereby doctor or nurse who "poke" you several times in attempt to reach your artery, i guess you will have different point of view soon hahahahaha ...

ah nel said...

i hv a phobia on needles but when they poke it..nth ler...
when i removed my wisdomm tooth the doctor inject 3 needles on my gum...

Chen said...

mistipurple,
Bravo.. brave gal. Some people will feel dizzy or even fainted at the sight of blood :P
Yeah, very wasteful hoh? Spilling your precious blood on the floor :P

SA,
Those were the memorable days, huh? :) Almost all kids dislike doctors cos the fear of needles.

I hates taking blood or setting branula on little kids cos they struggle so much. At times we need 5 or 6 adults to hold the kid still. And summore the veins of the little ones especially the chubby kids are so delicate :P

may,
I have few colleagues who scared of being pricked as well :P Human nature, hoh?

U notice, u notice?
Hahaha.. My hand was itchy yesterday night and I changed my blog title :P

FH2O said...

Not "Rambling" on anymore but embarking on a journey called Life now? ;)

Chen said...

The artist,
Mmmm…. Don’t worry, most people share the same opinion as u :)

slurp,
Artery? Hah? u kena poked artery before for certain blood investigation, eg ABG ah? Or someone was admitted to ICU before? :P

Taking blood from vein and from artery is different. The latter (artery) is much much more painful :) But the needle we used for arterial blood sampling or inserting arterial branula for arterial line are much smaller then the needle we used for blood taking from veins.

And of course skills do count :) If get poked by inexperienced junior nurses or medical students or fresh unexperienced junior doctor or house officer or intern, then different story lah :P

ah nel,
That’s good :) Wanna volunteer for blood donation? Can save lives.

Chen said...

fh2o,
Yesterday night I have itchy hands... That's why :D

sengkor said...

needles? not painful lah.. but i still look away when they poke it through my vein.

Pink Cotton said...

YAHOR
just noticed the chance in ur blog name leh!!

Pink Cotton said...

*slap head*

CHANGE!
not chance

Pink Cotton said...

wahahah
now my turn to spam u

OHH want me to cucuk 13thpanda and red sponge???can can :)

i will cucuk like when i wanto cucuk straw into a packet of soya bean 'x'

Chen said...

sengkor,
next time Sengkor must look at the needle piercing your skin and poke through your vein & see the blood being withdraw mah..
then only syiok :P

pink cotton,
I guess Pink Cotton need to wear spect liao :P my dear pink cotton… why u so blur blur today?
Too "high" cos of the event yesterday night ah? :P

Just now u read the wrong thing when I sms u, now u type the wrong thing… kakkaka

Spam ah? Wah.. nak bayar balik cos I always spam u? LOLOL

Cucuk like cucuk straw into packet of soya bean drink?
Muahahha… jahatlah u :P
But hoh, that sounds interesting..
U can go ahead, as long as u don’t cucuk me can liao :P

Fantasy "Sticky" Flier said...

I used to give blood a lot, so those great big needles dont even scare me...but pleeeeassse use the LA first can? :P

ah nel said...

docter :my butt mia 'tee zhng" blood can saves lives o not???lol...

btw i'm far away so i excluded...

Robin said...

Pain threshold hahaha

I have seen people fainted the minute the needle was near.

I have also seen people who face permanent frozen, even when the needle is taken out.

zeroimpact said...

:)
So now I give doc more thing
I tagged you doc...
Check my blog :)

Red Sponge said...

HEY...was wondering where is this when my I read A Journey Called LIFE at the title bar on the browser le...

So doc, no more ramblings? hehe

Oh...i takut that needle...doc, can u imagine that ur friend here still dunno wat is her blood type?

OMG!

Chen said...

FF,
Wooo... u are a regular blood donater :) Keep up the good work.

But hoh, we don't give LA when taking blood leh.. only when inserting big bore branula :P

ah nel,
wah.. how can u donate "contaminated" blood ??? U are not far away, u can always donate blood in Sarawak General Hospital :)

Robin,
There are all sort of people in this "beautiful" world :) I presume you are one of the "brave" ones & not scared of needle pricking?

Chen said...

zeroimpact,
aiks.. Boiboi tagged me :P
Okie okie, i will do the tag soon..
Very very soon....
Luckily it's just a simple tag.

red sponge,
Hehhehe... get confused liao leh :P Don't worry.. u are at the correct place.. Nadai sesat. I gatai tangan yesterday, go & make some changes :D

aiyoh, my dear sponge sponge dunno what is her blood group ah? Don't worry... Your good friend, Pink Cotton volunteer to take blood sample from u (with my encouragement). She will insert the needle into your vein just like poking straw into the soyabean milk packet.. So dramatic hoh? No eye see...

LOL

plink said...

See? Red Sponge knows what I'm talking about! ^.^

Oh, and you sudah kena tagging....

_butt said...

oh dear, oh dear.. *no eye see*

Not really scared of needle, but I would close my eyes tight tight and hope to get it done soon enough.. :D

_butt said...

Btw, I noticed you changed your blog title.. from 'ramblings' to 'a journey called life'.. that's nice ^^

Chen said...

plink,
hahha, u both have same school of thought? :P

Kena tagged ah? Luckily it is the same tag by zeroimpact.. Or else cham loh.. have to do two different tags. I answered liao..

butt,
u really "no eye see" woh..
Close eyes till so tight :P
See little bit-bit tak boleh keh? :)

Yeah, yeah.. u noticed..
I tukar yesterday night :)

lynnx01 said...

HAhahaha. Ok, I am more alert now. Here it goes..

My friend went to take her Hep B anitbody jab. During the first dose, the doc put on a new needle, inject into a bottle containing the antibody, then the doc took out the needle, installed a new one, then jab her.

But during the second dose, the doc used the same needle to poke into the bottle to obtain the antibody, then didn't change the needle and terus jab her.

Is it a must for the nurse/doc to change the needle after getting the antibody before injecting the patient?

Chen said...

lynxx,
The reason why they changed the needle is to maintain the sterility of the needle prior to injection. Cos the needle is considered as "contaminated" after being inserted to the bottle to withdraw the drug solutions.

It is better to change to a new needle for "sterility" purpose, but frankly speaking... not everyone practise that in real life :)

Red Sponge said...

HAR???? mai mai mai...no need no need!

i will find it out one day...

Chen said...

red sponge,
Aiks.. u have no confident in Pink Cotton ah? Must give her face mah.. Let her cucuk your blood vessel :p

lynnx01 said...

Oh I see... so it's not much on the needle getting blunt but more of sterility. Thanks!

IML said...

Just seeing the needle sent chills down my spine!!!
I don't mind donating blood but I mind the needles!!!

ah nel said...

contaminate mer???blood oso wad???lol

that day they kam to our kompeli oso i din donate...lol

Chen said...

lynxx,
u r mostly welcomed :)

IML,
Be strong. Err... Practice made perfect, so look at the needle more often to overcome your fear :P

ah nel,
die lah if that sort of blood also can use to save life.
I guess u don’t want to transfuse “those” blood back into your own body, right? :)

_butt said...

kenot ah.. nanti i pengsan then how? :P

ah nel said...

u gv leeches c they want o not???lol...

i enuf blood ledi so no need transfuse any blood... :)

Chen said...

butt,
aiyak, won't pengsan lah..
Remember? Practice made perfect :D

ah nel,
i know u don't have anemia at the mean time. But u never know what might happen in the future *touch wood* :P

slurp! said...

oops! i really means veins hehehe ... not too sure how artery popup in my mind instead :P

ah nel said...

lokter...i don cared much ehhh...die die lar...wat to sked??? ;D

Chen said...

slurp,
hahha, okie okie :)

ah nel,
err...so siu sah?
but u have to think about those around u who care about u too, ie your family members etc, right? :)

ah nel said...

i think my best fren more cared bout me... ;)

Chen said...

ah nel,
Okie. Whoever that person is, there is always someone out there who care for u :)

Cynthia said...

i dun scared of big needle that they use for blood donation. But i scared the small one they use to test Blood Sugar Level. The small one ewk! =)

Chen said...

cynthia,
aiyoh, why lidat?
weird lah u :D