The journey...

Life is in the journey, not the destination, so do what you can and take it one day at a time. Go slow, do it right, and make your changes permanent — then help out others who are where you were.

~Jillian Michaels

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Face your fears...

So today I went to have my bloodwork done and talk to my doctor a bit about some things.

So let me explain this "fear" thing. I am deathly afraid of needles, I hate them, they scare me and I avoid them at ALL costs. I am what you call a "nervous laugher," and whenever I'm happy, sad, mad, angry, confused or scared I often laugh without control. It's quite embarrassing - for both parties involved. I've had a lab tech send me home and refuse to draw my blood once because of my resistance (I seriously can't help it - I constantly jerk my arm away and hold my breath). Another time I had 3 nurses and a friend there for support and my friend left me while saying, "I'm NEVER coming with you for this again!" It's kinda sad actually. One nurse held my arm steady, another held my hand while rubbing it and the 3rd was in charge of "completing the task at hand." <--poor nurse, I didn't mean a word of what I probably said to her. So yea, I was a big girl and faced my fears today without crazy laughter, jerking away and requiring a multiple staff assistance party! haha

I'm having my thyroid levels rechecked because I've been faithfully taking my medicine for 3 weeks now and for 3 weeks I've been on this plateau that leads no where fast. :( I also had some basic inquiries about weight loss, exercise and dieting. It was altogether good, however, she said I might have to tone down my workouts a bit just because of the strain I've been having on my left knee. *sigh*

My work competition starts tomorrow friends, stay tuned...I'll have to update on my competition week (including updated measurements) & I'll also be blogging about the Hillcrest Bank "Biggest Loser" Competition lasting from June 3-August 5th.

It should be fun some crazy, weird, painful way. haha.


Verse of the Day:

Psalm 52:9
I will PRAISE you forever for what you have done; in your name I will hope, for your name is good. I will PRAISE you in the presence of your saints.


Magic Brush said...

I'm not a fan of needles either. But I'd rather a needle than to see a snake or mouse or have a june bug get stuck in my curly hair. Rather a needle than a plane ride. Needles over heights anyday.

I'm sorry for you tho'. I know that fear is real. Do you ever quote scripture thru something like that? Over and over as a plane takes off I have to recite "The Lord did not give me a spirit of fear...".

I'll pray your tests come out well!

Shauna said...

I am so proud of do listen to me every once in awhile. I am so anxious to hear about your test results

Kristen said...

I'm not big on needles either and we used to get flu shots where I worked and they made fun of me :( You are not alone!