Saturday, November 1, 2008

I Got Shot Today...

...by a nurse with a needle full of stuff that's supposed to keep the flu away.

You might remember that I have a phobia of needles, so this was a big deal for me. The sacrifices we make for the ones we love... I didn't even take anyone with me to hold my hand. As proof (because my family might not believe me), I'm posting the pic here and keeping the band aid on until I get home tonight...


Yes, it hurts!

BTW, I'll try to post some TRUNKorTREAT pics this evening!

Nate

46 comments:

Rachael said...

Well done Nate. I hope that your arm is not too sore. Sending you a cyber sticker which says "Nate was brave at the docs today."

Love to you all as always,
Rachaelx (England, UK)

Kathryn said...

I hate making gross generalizations, but this just proves my theory that men are "babies". (Just joking but my hubby is the same way about needles too!!!)

bloggiefever said...

My husband used to get flu shots regularly but had to stop because when he did, I came down with a bad case of the flu every single time. Had something to do with the type of shot I think but it caused such problems he hasn't wanted to get them anymore.

As a fellow 'needle-phobic', I feel ya. :)

colleen4 said...

Oh my gosh. You're bleeding profusely. Look at all that blood soaking through your bandaid. Have you taken to bed? This looks as bad as having a 'man cold'...poor little bunny.

Seriously, though, haven't commented in a while, but want you to know I'm still praying for all of you.

BrunetteKoala said...

Did you get a lollipop for being 'brave'?

jsiewert said...

Good for you, i hate needles too much to do it. your a good husband and father!

elj377 said...

Your face in picture is priceless..hope it keeps the flu away from you and your girls this season!

Kristin said...

Next year try the Flu Mist...our doctor said it was more effective and there is no needle involved therefore making it painless! :)

Hopesrising said...

What to compare ban aids?? I got mine as well from my daughter. Of course I had to rib her just how bad it hurt. Actually it wasn't to bad. Beats getting the flu for me and ending up in hospital. Which I to have seen enough of.
I think you should get a sticker to:)
Looking forward to the pictures.

Rick Lawrenson said...

What a weenie.

~j~ said...

way to suck it up and be a brave soldier! hope you are getting all the sympathy you are hoping for ;))
j

Andy Lawrenson said...

Where did you get the shot (and I don't mean in the arm)? do I call my doc or what to get that?

Never have had the vaccination and have not had the flu in a long, long time. I have a super good immune system...except towards pollen. :)

Emily said...

Nice pic. :)
I just posted a piece on my blog about how people should get flu shots to keep ups immuno compromised people healthy. :)

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John & Michelle said...

You silly goose...it does not hurt! I too am AFRAID of needles and got mine at work last week! It did help that they gave us candy and free ink pens though!!!
Proud of you!
Michelle

The Pelhams said...

What's this no beard?? Do we get to see pics Trunk or Treat??

Caroline said...

When they gave you the shot, did it scare your facial hair away?!?!

Where'd it go?!

Praying for you all...including the poorly guy with the band-aid!
xxx

Shari said...

You are a good man Charlie Brown..here ya go a happy face for being such a grown up guy!! ;-) LOL

Had mine yesterday too---Hope all is well

Shari NC

Stacemoe said...

Does Gwyneth make such a face when she gets her shots???? I bet not!!! :) Praying your poor little arm is feeling better soon and more importantly praying for Tricia....not that you aren't important too Nate, but you know what I mean!!! Hope ya'll have a nice weekend.....

Just another homeschool mom said...

Yep - I don't like shots either. I tried to tell the nurse I was allergic to needles. Somehow they didn't buy that one!

Rebecca said...

Poor Nate! :(

GinaMarie said...

I got my flu shot way back in Sept. Just think of how many needles Tricia and Gwyneth have got? Was one the side effects of YOUR shot hair loss (facial hair)? lol

I know your arm will feel better soon.. Just start holding Gwyneth with that arm and it'll get better. :o)

Blessings,
Gina Marie

The Mazza Munchkins said...

I know this isn't a Q&A time, but I was just wondering....What did you think about the out come of the World Series?

Kristen said...

Where is your facial hair???? lol

Julie said...

I just had to say that reading these comments made my day - everyone is so funny! I especially liked your dad's comment!

Still praying for you all!

Katie said...

Nate, I am a fellow needle-phobe and my 7 year old daughter is really horrible with them. This year she and I got the Flu-Mist instead of the shot and it was a piece of cake. I'd highly recommend it for next year. No shot, and it is slightly more effective than the traditional shot according to my Dr.

Julie said...

My four year old daughter just came in and saw your flu shot picture on the screen and asked me "is that a grown up or a little boy?" I just about bust a gut laughing!

Donna said...

I bet that with everything Tricia has been through she doesn't even flinch at needles, ya' big baby!

Can't wait to see Trunk or Treat photos! Was Tricia feeling well enough to be there?

North Carolina Mom said...

Awwwwwwwww. Poor daddy's arm!

Ok, now, where are the pictures of that little baby in her first Halloween costume??

:)

Carrie said...

I have CF and I am still scared of needles.

Jenn said...

Awww, such a pitiful face! =(

BeckeyZ said...

I kept my bandaid on for two whole days.

Allison said...

Ha ha... you sound just like my husband. After a heart/lung transplant and now being on dialysis (having 2 giant needles put in my arm 3x a week) I have no sympathy for him. But the picture is priceless, and at kudos for going through your "ordeal" to keep your family healthy! I'm still praying for you guys and have shared your story with my Bible study and they are praying too! -allison

Melany aka Supermom said...

Ahhh...you are a great father and husband. My 6 year old asked me who you are and why you have a plaster...I explained and he said "That's cool" Have to agree with him :)

Busy Momma said...

lol, love it. that is SO my husband!! except he wouldn't make the sacrafice of a needle for us. good for you!

Dragonfly said...

Well done. Its one of the best things you can do to prevent yourself getting pneumonia!
Probably particularly important to reduce the spread given the 4 vulnerable lungs that your girls have.
I get mine every year cause I work in a hospital (even pay for it myself if they aren't giving it out free).

Emma and Mommy said...

Congrats for being a big boy did your get your Lollipop after? We all got flu shots, and this was the first year all my kids did excellent and not one cry baby in the bunch. So umm yea a set of 4 year olds and 7 year olds have put you to shame, they didn't complain a bit! LOL

Good for you though making the sacrifice for your wife and baby. Oh and yourself of course too, the most important thing is you will stay healthy too.

Brenda said...

What a baby!!! :) Great picture :)

Marci said...

Now, that is a truly PATHETIC photo. I say you need to (in the KJV) Quit ye like men!!! =)

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Sami said...

HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

Froggymama said...

I'm going in today to get mine! I actually woke up with a sympathy sore arm, just thinking about it. Froggy who is only three, after her shot said, "That wasn't so bad." How humbling is that?

Kimberly said...

YOU POOR THING! that's the official sympathy :o) Hope you haven't had any repercussions from the shot - it usually leaves me feeling poorly for a day or 2 - not quite flu'ish, but not quite right -- it does work though - after having massive pneumonia 6 winters in a row, I was told that I can never again be without coverage both the Pneumovax and the flu shot - you may want to ask about a pneumovax as well given the impact that those germs would have on your girls - now that 1 I had no problems with - and it's once every 5 years so the needle thing isn't a recurring dream/nightmare! I can't believe you didn't get a sponge-bob band-aid -- I insisted :o)~

Melb. said...

hahahaha...nice face :)

r.a.w. said...

You're a brave little soldier! (That's what my mom used to tell us when we were going up against needle-wielding nurses) Glad you got your flu shot.

Janet said...

i got 3 shots yesterday 2 uncle nate they stink



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