Hi, ladies. I come here and read everyday, but I just can't seem to make myself reply very often...either what I want to say is redundant or no longer timely or I type it all out and it just sounds stupid. But today is a new day, right?!
Bridget - I love the saying that "Bravery is when you feel the fear and do it anyway". Kai was very brave. How frightened he must have been to be driven to claim that he loved peeing all the time! I hope his bravery leads to a solution, or at least an explanation, for his issues.
I, too, have some psychological issues with blood draws and needles. I had a couple of passing-out experiences, and I just can't seem to get past those in my head. The dental-related needles are, for me, the very worst and I have finally had to resort to sedation dentistry in order to get my teeth taken care of. I let it get really, really bad. Like so bad I was then really ashamed to go to the dentist, which of course, just made everything even worse.
I have been watching the political thread, and lol'ing at times, but not participating. Erin, thank you for schooling some fools. I'm ready for the election to be over with, don't love either of the candidates and will probably "throw away" my vote for president this cycle in protest. But NOT for the local races. I live in the state where Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin is running for Senate, and of course, that kind of idiocy cannot be allowed to stand (he is even worse than is reported in the media).
I'm still planning on leaving my job and going back to school in January with the eventual goal of becoming a certified nurse midwife. My husband is not exactly supportive of my entire education plan...he supports me completing my bachelor's, but doesn't think I will have good employment prospects as a CNM and will end up having to work in nursing and be unhappy. I told him if, when the time comes to start my CNM work, job prospects in the state still don't look good, I will change course and do a Family Nurse Practitioner certificate instead and that I feel I could be happy in that job. He just keeps saying how "I hate people"...which I do say to him, but isn't precisely true. I just have a lot of social anxiety. But I have managed to be sucessful in my current job, where all my peers have Master's degrees and so clearly, I have obtained some degree of proficiency in dealing with people. IDK. Maybe he is right and I am just ignoring my own faults because I want a change so badly. He really makes me doubt myself. I wish he could be more supportive.