Written by MARTHA LEAH NANGALAMA
With all this technology, why are we still being subjected to needles? Can’t you just not put it in an inhaler or pill? Do you have any idea how many people fear needles? AND some of us are justified though. Don’t dare call us WIMPS. For we have seen days. With needles. Big needles. Medium needles. Scary little needles. Infected needles. Unboiled needles. Needles all over the place!!
I can write you a 500 page book about needles for I have seen them all.
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Then, those were the good old days. We used to get malaria (some of us weaklings) monthly or with every rainy season in the Peril of Africa. The treatment was always a needle in your buttocks (matako). The pills came later for the wimps. Imagine this. You are getting 7 needles monthly (if sickish), the lucky ones only got them needles only every rainy season. Once. I think Uganda has 2 rainy seasons. BUT this is not the point. We grew up with too many needles.
I am now over age 50 and people are telling me to take a needle to avoid being sick. Sick of what? Do you know that my butt (bum bum) still has scars from them needles? Why can you just not give me it in an inhaler or pill? I am so terribly scared of needles I have no idea how I am gonna take this Covid needle soon. Shortly. Likely after my doctor reads this post. This is one of the most depressing times of my life this weekend. The needle. We will talk about the most depressing thing of this month, this year and this decade.
A friend told me that I only have to take Pilton before the needle. What the F is Pilton even? Why not just give me Morphine before you needle me?
** I am so depressed that I feel like just going to ER kesho and getting the needle. Otherwise, this story will never end. The story which never ends. Let me just go on TikTok and see what encouraging words youngstars are telling us older people about “don’t fear needles”. But kid, it is not your skin on the line. Shut up.