Monday, April 28, 2008

Going APE

10 damn seconds and its over. It’s that time of the year again where I turn into my most uncomfortable state: Annual Physical Exam or APE. I hate medicals--for one reason and one reason alone: complete blood count or CBC or IV or whatever it is that you medical people call that torture. It’s not about the pain because I have a high tolerance for pain. Pinch me to find out. It’s the thought of sticking something into your skin that gives me the creeps. I hate it. Whoever came up with it is really sadistic. But…I have to comply. So I did.

The APE started the first week of April and ends on its last day, which is on Wednesday. So, I have no choice but to complete it before then. The whole freaking month I was really uncomfortable because the damn thought is just playing with my mind, and yet, 10 seconds and its over. I didn’t even felt a thing. I know that, but I also know what’s happening and I don’t like it. Bah! Only two things that I am deathly afraid of in this world, and one of those are sharp and pointy objects. My skin is precious, I don’t want anyone poking or slicing it.

Now that I am finally done, I will treat myself to something for overcoming it. (Another year before I go through it again) Just like that kid who aces their quizzes so he’s treated with two-piece chicken from the nearest fast food joint. As for me, ridiculously expensive coffee and overpriced sugar-laced donuts will do, tomorrow hopefully. Whew.


Kadz said...

Wahaha. Parang kagat lang daw ng laggam. Galing nga ng med tech nila, ambilis lang, getting the right spot every time.

Kaya pla it took this long before you had your APE. A pat on the back for overcoming one of your fears. Hehe.

timeenutlatte said...

Yeah, whoever coined that term should be condemned to die from ant bites. Tsk! Hate! Hate! Hate!

Yes, kudos to that medical girl. Vewee vewee good. Or maybe because my veins are that showy so they wouldn't have a hard time. Hehehe.

Yay. Thanks. (--,)

nightsky said...

Now that I am finally done, I will treat myself to something for overcoming it.

Oh, come on! Dahil lang don? Hehehe... I remember when I was in high school, I contracted dengue fever and my mum brought me to this not-so-good local hospital. The nurse who injected my IV got it through my vein only on the third try! Imagine - hugot, saksak. And there was a pool of blood on the hospital floor because of her incompetence. Now, how about that? =p

timeenutlatte said...

Walang pakialaman! ='P
We have our own little petty fears and this is mine. I ain't proud of it, and believe me I wanna get over the damn thing. And you just made me uncomfortable by writing "pool of blood all over the hospital floor." Gaaaaahhhh. :((

nightsky said...

Hwehwehwe... =p