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March 28th, 2014:

Got more shots: I am no longer a wimp

Went back for more inoculations yesterday. I got two shots, and did not even feel lightheaded. I think the secret is compartmentalization. I managed to distract myself long enough not to freak myself out about having a needle stuck in my arm.

A different person gave me the shots this time, but Elaine stuck her head in the office to say hi, and to see how I was doing. More reason to ask for Elaine if you ever need to go to that clinic. She’s a gem.

I guess the upshot of my needle aversion is that it will be very difficult for me to ever become a heroin addict.