Having diabetes has allowed me to discover something about myself that I never, ever knew.
I have a “Blood Phobia!”
I have no problem seeing blood, unless it’s my own!
I have a number of blood test done every year to see what effect diabetes has (or is having) on my internal organs, there is no paranoia here, these test are routine, and ordered by my doctors.
I have seen blood in many ways, some ways unimaginable to others (trauma, emergencies, and accidents).
Yet it bothers me to witness my blood exit my body to enter a test tube for testing!
I don’t faint or anything like that, but the feeling that I get is unexplainable, yet real and sometimes scary.
Maybe it’s the quantity that is being taken, maybe I’m mentally stingy, after all it is my blood!
Does anyone else have a “blood phobia” of some sort?
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