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Tue Dec 2, 2014, 04:37 AM

She said my Pneumonia Shot wouldn't hurt.

She lied. My arm still hurts.

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Reply She said my Pneumonia Shot wouldn't hurt. (Original post)
In_The_Wind Dec 2014 OP
easychoice Dec 2014 #1
In_The_Wind Dec 2014 #2
easychoice Dec 2014 #3
eShirl Dec 2014 #4
In_The_Wind Dec 2014 #7
Aristus Dec 2014 #5
In_The_Wind Dec 2014 #6
Xyzse Dec 2014 #8
In_The_Wind Dec 2014 #10
sharp_stick Dec 2014 #9
In_The_Wind Dec 2014 #11
malthaussen Dec 2014 #12
In_The_Wind Dec 2014 #13
malthaussen Dec 2014 #14
CTyankee Dec 2014 #15
In_The_Wind Dec 2014 #17
CTyankee Dec 2014 #22
olddots Dec 2014 #16
In_The_Wind Dec 2014 #18
trof Dec 2014 #20
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2014 #19
Xipe Totec Dec 2014 #21
NYC_SKP Dec 2014 #23
Crewleader Dec 2014 #24
HeiressofBickworth Dec 2014 #25
orleans Dec 2014 #26
UTUSN Dec 2014 #27
steve2470 Dec 2014 #28

Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 04:47 AM

1. Yeah,this years flu shot was a real winner too.

I know how your arm feels.

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Response to easychoice (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 04:58 AM

2. The flu shot didn't bother me.

So I was feeling brave.
'Cause the nurse I like said I should get "get the shot on my next visit".

I couldn't sleep on that side. Oh, and I haven't stopped sneezing since last night.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 05:14 AM

3. Well at least she is looking after ya,

I sneezed and felt weird for like 5 days.
But I love my Dr. she treats me like I am her dad,nice kid she is.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 05:16 AM

4. and when they say you'll feel discomfort or a little pinch

LOOK OUT

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Response to eShirl (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 11:27 AM

7. I don't usually have a bad reaction to injections.

She was going for my right arm. Whew. I'm glad I redirected her to the other side.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 11:13 AM

5. I never tell my patients that 'it won't hurt'.

I tell them to expect a little lingering pain and/or localized irritation at the site of injection. That way, if they don't experience any of these things, they think it's a superior immunization technique.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 11:24 AM

6. She ask if the sting of the needle was bothering me.

My answer ... The needle wasn't the problem. It was uncomfortable feeling the injection fluid going in. The site is still tender this morning.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 11:56 AM

8. That's how I felt with my tetanus shot.

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Response to Xyzse (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 12:07 PM

10. I'm glad I don't have my car today. I might be tempted to distract myself somewhere.

Love to shop.
But Mr ITW's pickup truck is being repaired this week so I'm hanging with DU and my TV while he is tooling around in my car.
I hate to complain but my arm hurts.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 12:04 PM

9. Got a little to close to a nerve?

It happens to me every now and then. Most of the time there's no problem but sometimes my arm just gets sore.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 12:10 PM

11. I get a little nerve tingle from my insulin needle sometimes.

Sometimes I have to change the intended shot location to my other side.



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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 12:43 PM

12. Sorry about your arm

As a hermit, I normally don't get flu shots and such, since I don't interact with people. But when I was in the hospital I got a flu and pneumonia shot, since I figured it was best to take precautions in a free-range virus farm. The nurse told me they would hurt, but I didn't feel them. I'm pretty good with needles. Even heparin twice a day didn't register. Good for testing blood sugar and injecting insulin, but I'm running out of places I haven't poked!

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 01:31 PM

13. I didn't feel the need for flu shots until I became diabetic.

Now it seems like I need a lot more care than I knew was necessary.

I am also reclusive, only speaking with cashiers and toll collectors on my rare outings.

I ran out of virgin places to poke with a needle long ago. While I don't aim for the same injection spot but the shots are close.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 01:55 PM

14. Diabetes sucks.

I'm feeling like telling my striking pancreas to stop loafing and get back on the job. Why don't I have a "Right to Work" body?

-- Mal

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 01:57 PM

15. Well, I am getting my shots on both sides of my lower spine for my arthritis next week...

and I can't wait! It means so much relief will be coming my way!

I was a huge baby when the doc gave me the first shots but the pain and disability caused by the arthritis had me ready for just about anything I could get for relief! The pills caused me to feel loopy and I hated them (Tramadol made me so dizzy I couldn't walk).

I am now resolved to being a big girl, staying still and not wriggling and smiling at the nurse when the doc is shooting me up from in back of me. I hope he can do one for my left knee, too.

Falling apart, I am...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 02:42 PM

17. The shots must be painful for you.

It's wonderful that you can feel better for a while. How often must you repeat the treatments?

Good luck on getting help with your knee.





Sometimes I'll put up with small pain to avoid one big pain that would put an end to my small pain. I'm really a coward when I know it's gonna hurt. I think I started falling apart about 15 years ago.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #17)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 08:54 PM

22. gee, I think they're about 4 months apart. I'm reallynot afraid any more. It's OK.

Once I realized the alternative, I changed my way of thinking about the shots.

It's all good. Really.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 02:18 PM

16. lucky you didn't get a shot a CVS

 

Dr. Frankenstein gave me a flu shot there last year with meat thermometer. Yeah a meat thermometer ! hope you feel better. Does amonia help like a bee sting. ?

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Response to olddots (Reply #16)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 02:46 PM

18. I took a few Advil earlier. This is just gonna take time.

Heh I don't even get prescriptions from CVS.

Sorry about your bad shot last year.



I've never tried amonia.

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Response to olddots (Reply #16)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 08:40 PM

20. We have gotten our flu shots at CVS for years. Never a problem.

Miz t. is especially bad about needles.
"Never felt it."
Was it an analog or digital meat thermometer?

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 08:34 PM

19. My dear In_The_Wind...

The pneumonia shot usually hurts at least a little bit because there are many viruses in the fluid. I think the fluid volume is larger than for most shots, too.

Time will cure it, and in the meantime, I am sorry it's hurting you.

Gentle for you!

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 08:50 PM

21. The shot doesn't hurt, but the arm sure does.

You need to be more literal.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 08:57 PM

23. I take it in the ass.

 

The shot, I mean.

I'm talking about the shot, the hypodermic needle.

Also, thermometers.

Brings back pleasant childhood memories.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Tue Dec 2, 2014, 10:10 PM

24. I feel for you ITW



Hope you feel better soon!

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Dec 3, 2014, 12:53 AM

25. The flu shot didn't hurt

and my arm didn't hurt afterwards. However, for the next five days, I was sick -- felt like a cold with a headache. While I think it's total bullshit that a flu shot doesn't make you sick, I sure as hell am a believer that getting the flu is even worse. Last year, without a flu shot, I acquired H1N1 flu and nearly died from it (literally -- it caused congestive heart failure -- back to normal now). So, I'll put up with the affect of the shot as a trade-off for not getting the flu again.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Dec 3, 2014, 12:54 AM

26. so where is skittles? rumor has it she will kick her ass!!! n/t

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Dec 3, 2014, 09:35 AM

27. When the nurse is not coordinated with his/her countdown...

As in, "One, two, three..." and I felt next to nothing, thinking it was a great practitioner. Then AFTER the countdown, JAB!1



But there's always a joker, usually a dude. Once when there was a new nurse doing the jabbing, I said, "Are you the one who's not going to hurt me?" and he said, "No, that guy's out. You got me today!1"

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Dec 3, 2014, 09:47 AM

28. ,,,,,,,,

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