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Fear of Shots...and Tetanus

I have to go in for a tetanus shot. I have a huge scratch on my arm that was full of dirt and it bled and I absolutely have to go. Well, really I should go in, just to be on the safe side. I've been putting it off since Monday, hoping there would be no need for it, but now I've been having weird, random headaches. I'm not a headachey person and I read that it's an early sign of tetanus (you know, when I was trying to get Dr. Google to assure me that I did not need a tetanus shot. He didn't. Bastard!) Realistically, my headaches are probably from being so worried about either having tetanus or getting a shot.

I should get the shot just for the peace of mind. It's been about 15 years since my last one. I'm such a wimp though! Seriously, I may very well pass out on the office floor when they pull out the needle. Sexy Nerd says he'll come in and hold my hand (but only after I insisted that he do! Bastard!) He also is going to take me to McDonalds for an ice cream afterward, which I also insisted on.

Ugh. I'm going to do it. I'm going to go in. I'll put on my brave face and just get it over and done with. Really though, I will be thinking scared thoughts the entire time.

Oh, I am such a WIMP! I know a shot is nothing compared to having tetanus, but I really, really don't want to do it! Yes, I work in a dental office and tell people every day that shots are no big deal, but I'm talking about tiny, easy shots in your mouth. Why can't they do the tetanus shot through my gum? That would be so much easier! At work, we also have a special code that we write on the charts of people like me. DQ. Drama Queen. I don't want to be a DQ, but it's just so darn scary!

Okay, I'm going to go. Maybe I'll wait one more day and see if the headaches go away. Oh, I really, really don't want a tetanus shot! No, no, no, no, no!!!