Do you get Queasy at the sight of Blood?

@matlgal (1687)
United States
February 12, 2007 12:38am CST
DO you consider yourself to have a strong stomach? Can you handle an emergency if there is alot of Blood? I always do well during the crisis and fall apart afterward. How Well do you handle emergencies?
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@try2fly (67)
• Indonesia
21 Feb 07
Well I always get panic and i feel uncomfortable seeing blood. When I was donating my blood for the 1st time last week, I didn't even look at it. I was keep talking with my sister or looking other side
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• Canada
21 Feb 07
Good for you for giving blood. I can't because of the medications I am on. But I do, do flu shots.
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@matlgal (1687)
• United States
22 Feb 07
Giving blood is huge !!! it's a wonderful way to give back! It can be cause a little fear the first time, but then it gets easier and it's so important!, GOOD for you!
• United States
20 Feb 07
In an emergency situation I am calm and level headed. Once the emergency is over, I freak out a bit. I have never been in a situation where there has been an extreme amount of blood, but enough to make the average person faint. As long as there are no needles involved I can handle it.
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@matlgal (1687)
• United States
20 Feb 07
THe needle seems to be the enemy here on that last couple of Posts. We will also take you off the list for assisting at the flu-shot clinic LOL. Thanks for sharing your thought.
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• United States
23 Feb 07
Too funny.
• Canada
19 Feb 07
Yes, but it depends. If I get a scratch or a cut that's no big deal. But I can't watch needles, even done to me. I have to turn my face away. I have almost faited at getting blood tests. I don't handle emergancies well. My stomach gets so sick I almost puke. And I can't watch opperations on tv. I'm very squimish that way. Even talking about opperations makes me yicky.
@matlgal (1687)
• United States
20 Feb 07
LOL Ok we are taking you off the potential caretaker list. There are lots of people out there that just cannot handle it and there is certainly no shame in that. Good for you for knowing your limitations.
• Canada
20 Feb 07
thank you very much for such a kind comment.
@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I'm like you. I do really well in the heat of the moment. But when everything is said and done, I come apart at the seams. There was a time at the store I used to work at, that one of our regular customers pulled in to the parking lot and was yelling "help" from her car. I went out to see what was wrong and it turned out she was having a heart attack. I was calm in making phone calls and everything else. But after the ambulance came and took her to the hospital, I just started shaking and bawling. It was pretty scary.
@Katlady2 (9925)
• United States
13 Feb 07
Ok....maybe that didn't answer the question about the blood...but I do ok as long as there aren't large amounts of it. If there is a lot, I turn several shades of green. lol
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@matlgal (1687)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I think you did really really well!! gosh a heart attack is way more scary than some blood I think!, I am supposedely certified to give CPR. DO I remember what to do first? Nope, would I remember in the heat of the moment - probably. I do review my card often. Nut your right.... when all is over and the nerves kick in I have my moment then.
@khalablue (309)
• Canada
17 Feb 07
I am the kind of person that most people would like to have on hand during any crisis. For some reason my inner emergency robot takes over and I have no control over what happens. I just seem to take charge and do the right thing.
@matlgal (1687)
• United States
18 Feb 07
I guess this seems to be the way we women operate the best. Just goes to show that we are strong, we are willing and we are good in a crunch! It's amazing to me that we can do all that we do and then be fearful of a spider too, but... then we have to show our feminine side too huh? LOL
@janet069 (663)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I'm with you, I tend to do well until after the crisis is over and I can no longer do anything to help. I have had a couple of chances in my family where I literally helped save their lives.Also, I worked in an ER for several years so there is not a lot that bothers me. A lot of blood is probably the one think that gets me though. A lot depends on who is in crisis too. If it is someone you love I believe you can handle about anything in order to help them.
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@matlgal (1687)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I think that is true- although again small children would be the worst to take. I can stand alot of stuff but hurt or injured children stop in my tracks.
• Philippines
13 Feb 07
i can stomach the sight of blood but what freaks me out is seeing open wounds or really nasty injuries. that's one reason why i didn't go to medical school, much to the dismay of my dad. i remembered once, there was an accident in our school and this student had a huge cut on his leg and blood was pouring out of it. i swear i fainted when i saw it.
@matlgal (1687)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I guess that's all part of what goes with it. I just get through it as if I never see it til it's over. Then Holy cow I am a mess. LOL.
• United States
12 Feb 07
I do well in a crisis then totally fall apart after. When I pull myself together I keep thinking how did I do that? Never again! but should a situation arise when I would have to do it again I'm sure I would.
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@matlgal (1687)
• United States
12 Feb 07
That is me too, I handle what has to be handled then get the shakes and the queasiness later. It's amazing how really strong we are when we have to be. I love the analogy that some guy wrote about women being able to put hot hot wax, where it doesn't belong, and then rip every hair out by the roots, and still be afraid of a tiny spider. That says it all doesn't it !!! LOL
@Celanith (2334)
• United States
12 Feb 07
No I don't I have been around it most of my life. My dad was a hunter and I lived on a farm where you see this sort of thing all the time, from chicken's being butchered to calves and goats being born. So I can do pretty well with it. If need in an emergency and have.
@matlgal (1687)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Good training to have. You never know when it's you and a victim and you have to save a life. Good for you for being up for the challenge.
@Stringbean (1273)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Blood doesn't bother me unless it belongs to someone close to me. Then I panic, especially if there is a lot of it. The Bible says that the life is in the blood so I guess that when I see the blood of someone I care about gushing out, I imagine that their life also is leaving their body.
@matlgal (1687)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Good Analogy. I would have a harder time I think if it was a small child. Those would be the times that would test me. I can handle most anything but a child that is hurt is such a heartbreak.
@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I've always been pretty good with it. I seem to be more practical than emotional so I take control of the situation and make sure everyone's ok. I did almost pass out one time when my son had stitches, but that was because I had to take him to the hospital as soon as I got home from work, I hadn't eaten any dinner, and I was standing in the ER for a couple hours. The drs. were so funny, they wouldn't let me leave until I had some color back in my face!
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