Are you afraid of blood?

Philippines
September 16, 2009 9:26am CST
I do, it started when I was about three years old and I witnessed someone got stabbed in front of me, there is so much blood. From then on, whenever I see blood I feel fuzzy and fainting. There was this one time, my mom accidentally injured her hand by a broken glass I saw it and I fainted. But, since I work in a medical field and got to see blood everyday. My phobia for blood is not that worse anymore. I don't feel like fainting, I just need candy sometimes to divert my attention. I'm getting used to it now. How about you?
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• Philippines
16 Sep 09
nope, thats why im brave enough to study nursing.
• Philippines
18 Sep 09
I'm a nurse myself so I really need to overcome my fears...
4 Oct 09
I'm a medical student and I appear to have a problem with being around blood. I don't faint everytime, but it's happened more times than I'd like or that general feeling of woosiness. I really want to sort it out but want to do it myself, not go to a therapist. Does anyone have any tips?
@xannebull (1806)
• Philippines
17 Sep 09
your experienced was so terrible,seeing someone being stabbed in front of you makes you traumatized about it. i'm afraid of blood too though i don't have an experience like yours,and i wish it wouldn't happen to me. i could faint if i see a lot of blood from other people. that is tough,so that is the reason maybe i couldn't be a doctor.
• Philippines
18 Sep 09
If you really want to be a doctor, you'll get used to it. I'm a nurse so I need to overcome my fear. Though I tend to feel fuzzy when around blood so needed candy to divert my attention. Thank you! Happy Mylotting!
@kprofgames (3103)
• United States
16 Sep 09
Blood doesn't bother me and I'm glad for it. As many time as I've had to put on a band-aid or run a child to the emergency room, I am thankful of that. I can understand your earlier fears. Three year old witnessing a stabbing would be very tramatic I'd think. I'm glad you've over come your fears and that your field is one that helps people.
• Philippines
16 Sep 09
There's a fiesta in our town, lot's of people maybe they quarreled and got carried away. I was looking for my mom and our house is just near the street so I'm not afraid to look for her. But then, it shocked me when I saw the incident. Well, it's forgotten now :)