Texas requires that college students get a meningitis shot prior to enrolling. It expires every five years, so I had to get a new one in order to register for classes.
I was so anxious and panicked, and the nurse had to calm me down and everything. I was squeezing a stress ball I was given and hyperventilating. Ridiculous. For the first time in my life, I didn’t cry. The shot hurt. However, it wasn’t nearly as bad as I expected. In fact, it was just a little pinch. So I ended up tearing up simply because I was SO embarrassed. How ironic. I’m a 19 year old panicking about a tiny needle. 😒
I think what made it so humiliating was the fact that I want to be a nurse, and a nurse was telling me to calm down! It doesn’t get much worse than that! 😑
But, progress is progress!