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Date Posted: Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 03:18: pm
Oh yes, I do remember that well. Everyone she talked to she had to tell about me getting a shot in my bottom and how much I cried. It seems the worse things hurt getting you well the sicker you were. I also remember everyone pouring over to the house when you were sick to check on you. Today they would all be hiding afraid they would get what you had.
I don't remember him coming out but once each time and usually the sick one would have to go to his office the next day. That almost always meant another shot. If it wasn't penicillin it would be something you haven't had in a long time like a tetanus shot.
It always seemed to be real early in the morning and you had to wait for a long time in the waiting room with a bunch of other kids as scared as you were. Each time a kid would return from the back rooms everyone would be watching closely to see if he had been crying. Even the nurse calling us back was a dread and the smell of alcohol down that hall and in the room made it worse.
With our mom once the doctor said we were going to get a shot mom would have us on our stomachs with our panties pulled down waiting for the nurse. I remember every footstep out in the hall and would jump with every little noise looking over my shoulder at the door. It always seemed like a terribly long wait for the nurse to come in with the shot. Then you would hear some little boy or girl pleading, then a scream and bawling. After hearing a couple of these, I would always have tears in my eyes and start crying as soon as I saw the nurse holding the shot as she entered the room. I was never brave enough not to let everyone hear me getting the shot all down the hall.
I couldn't wait to get dresses as soon as it was all over, I guess for safety. I remember looking at the paper on the table all messed up and torn where it was soaked with tears and was embarrassed how I must have looked to the adults squirming and crying like a baby. I couldn't wait to get out of that place and all the nurses scared me to death regardless how nice they were to me. Even at a young age, I knew they were the boss since they were the ones with the shots.
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