The Relentless Pursuit of the Perfect Injection!

Sooooo, appointment has been booked ~ tomorrow at 9:45am South African time I will be getting my Yellow Fever injection.  Surprisingly, I am jumping around like a lunatic (well, almost) because it’s just another step in getting ready for my trip!

I hope it’s in my arm and not my bum because besides the fact that I won’t be able to post pics of this part of my journey to Kilimanjaro, I have nightmares about injections in the latter region! Ok, nightmares is a bit dramatic, but it begins to paint you a picture. You see when I was in high school sometime my mom had Hepatitis meaning that anyone living in the house had to get an injection. Now up until that point I have always been 100% ok with injections ~ in fact I have always been so ok with injections that whenever I had an op as a kid they would always ask me if I wanted the gas mask to go under but instead I would calmly tell them “No I’ll have the injection please.”

That was until that day in the doctor’s office where I was bending over slightly about to have my “Don’t Get Hepatitis” injection administered and without warning and with such force the doctor’s hand slammed that injection needle into my rear end literally having me squealing very loudly in pain and bolting forward at a rapid rate! He jabbed that injection into me so hard that I literally saw stars twirling around in my head and I came within microseconds of doing a “stage show” fainting fall to the ground! Ever since that day my palms get a bit sweaty before an injection, not because I don’t like needles but purely for the fact that I am waiting for the doc or nurse to slam it into me! Therefore, injections in my arm are taken much more lightly. So here’s holding thumbs for tomorrow’s needle in my arm!

Nineteen percent of doctors say that they’d be able to give their patients a lethal injection. But they also went on to say that the patient would have to be really, really behind on payments. ~ Jay Leno

The other fantastic news is that they can give me a prescription for Diamox at the same time, which means I save on astronomical doctor consultation fees.  Now as I’m doing this all at a travel clinic, the only thing I won’t get to see is my doctors face when I tell him my next adventure is Kilimanjaro! :(

Unfortunately, due to tomorrow being the only appointment I could get at a decent time (when I’m not at work), I am going to miss the Right Face to Arrow Face hike, which takes you across the front face of Table Mountain. I was really looking forward to this one as there is some scrambling and significant height exposure – in layman’s terms meaning you walking on tiny ledges with huge drops down the side! Yes, nothing like a little bit of adrenaline. This is also a hike where you literally disappear in the mountain cliff as if you are walking straight into the mountain ~ I could have shown you some amazing pics, but never mind I’m going to get an injection instead!

And of course what would a post be without more happy dances going on! Thank you to my latest donor  The Houghton’s  ~  we are another step closer to finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis because of you!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

I have so far managed to raise R10,300,93 !!! I am just R9,040.07 away from smashing my goal ~ if you would like to make a donation towards helping us find a cure for CF and supporting those with CF please click here  → Turning CF Into Cure Found!  All donations are hugely appreciated!

~ Just 42 Days, 2 hours and 11 minutes and 45 seconds until take off!!! ~

~ Picture from lastfm.com.br ~

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