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Re: Medical Help Vs. Religious Beliefs

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:13 am
by Mikey
Tsukiyumi wrote:
Cpl Kendall wrote:No way in hell would I let someone stick needles in me unless it's medically required anyways.


Amen.

I've found it to help with hypertension; and as GK notes, even placebo needles worked better than conventional treatment in the study he cited. I'm pretty desensitized to needles, though.

Re: Medical Help Vs. Religious Beliefs

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:18 am
by Tsukiyumi
Naturally.

Personally, I can't stand them.

Re: Medical Help Vs. Religious Beliefs

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:19 am
by Aaron
Well considering the tech that did my nerve conduction test thought I was going to kill him, might be best I avoid that stuff.

Re: Medical Help Vs. Religious Beliefs

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:30 am
by Mikey
Were you?

Re: Medical Help Vs. Religious Beliefs

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 4:31 am
by Deepcrush
DON'T ANSWER THAT!

Re: Medical Help Vs. Religious Beliefs

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:01 am
by Reliant121
I'm phobic of needles, so I think i'll stay well away from acupuncture.

It takes me half an hour to work myself up to even let the nurse use a needle.

Re: Medical Help Vs. Religious Beliefs

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:31 pm
by Tyyr
I haven't been bothered by needles since my surgery when I was 14. After getting so much blood taken pre-op they don't phase me anymore. In fact I have a morbid fascination with watching them stick it in.

Re: Medical Help Vs. Religious Beliefs

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:11 pm
by Captain Seafort
Reliant121 wrote:I'm phobic of needles, so I think i'll stay well away from acupuncture.

It takes me half an hour to work myself up to even let the nurse use a needle.


I was much the same. On the bright side, while I still don't like the things, I don't have panic attacks any more so hopefully you'll mellow as well.

Re: Medical Help Vs. Religious Beliefs

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:16 pm
by Mikey
My wife almost fainted when I showed her my glucagon kit, which is kind of like a cardiac adrenaline needle but goes into a buttock.

Re: Medical Help Vs. Religious Beliefs

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:33 pm
by Sionnach Glic
While I don't particularly like having needles jabbed into me, I don't tend to have as bad a reaction as most people here seem to.

Re: Medical Help Vs. Religious Beliefs

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:38 pm
by Aaron
Well after a month in the hospital getting stuck and poked every day, you start to develop a hatred of them.

Edit: Mostly because (surprisingly) hospital staff can be really, really bad at it.

Re: Medical Help Vs. Religious Beliefs

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:55 pm
by Captain Seafort
Cpl Kendall wrote:Edit: Mostly because (surprisingly) hospital staff can be really, really bad at it.


Bad, or simply getting careless and sloppy because of doing it a hundred times a day? The appearance would be the same.

It's not my intention to excuse said carelessness, simply to suggest a reason.

Re: Medical Help Vs. Religious Beliefs

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:56 pm
by Tyyr
Nothing is more teeth gritting then having some incompetent hunting for a vein with a needle big enough to suck spaghetti through.

Re: Medical Help Vs. Religious Beliefs

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:00 pm
by Tsukiyumi
Captain Seafort wrote:Bad, or simply getting careless and sloppy because of doing it a hundred times a day? The appearance would be the same.

It's not my intention to excuse said carelessness, simply to suggest a reason.


When I worked at Domino's Pizza, we once made 150 pizzas in one hour. Not one of them was returned or complained about. Why? We gave a sh*t about our work. Is your reason valid? To a degree; even if you're tired and bored, you should have pride in your work, especially if your work involves people's health and sick people's comfort.

Re: Medical Help Vs. Religious Beliefs

PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:02 pm
by Tyyr
If you're tired you slow down and pay extra attention, not jam it in and go rooting around hoping to get lucky.