Can't we just... lock on and teleport it out instead?
April 16, 2012 6:41 AM Subscribe
I have glass in my foot. Every time I try to get it out, I panic. Help?
posted by functionequalsform to health & fitness (21 answers total)
This so embarrassing.
I stepped on some glass on Saturday, and there's still a small shard in there. I tried getting it out myself, but the second I got the (sterilized) tweezers anywhere near the offending toe, I would start to panic and my hand would start shaking.
So, off I went to the nurse practitioner who services my office building. By the time I got in there, I was already panicking. By the time she was actually digging around with the needle, I had completely lost it—crying, hyperventilating, shaking, sweating, etc. I actually had to give up, and made another appointment for this afternoon. I feel so dumb.
What can I do to keep myself calm and/or mitigate the pain? I don't have a prescription for a sedative... but could run (limp) to the Duane Reade to grab some Nyquil. Or perhaps a few shots of vodka at my desk?