Tuesday, September 04, 2007

sore arms

there are some really exciting things happening with our big upcoming trip and some really not exciting things as well. first, the exciting: our plane tickets are now purchased for the first 2 legs of the trip- leaving for Australia on November 7th and then leaving from Australia to New Zealand on December 3rd! Then... I have no idea. SE Asia for 4 months... that's about all I know.
so the not so fun stuff so far has been getting our vaccinations! because we are going to so many different countries with so many different diseases, we have to get shots galore... and the shots are costing us $3,000! i've always kinda hated shots. it's more the thought and the sight of needles than the actual shot itself. as long as i can keep my mind on something else and never see the needle, then i'm totally fine. but for some crazy reason i get lighted headed and black out when people just talk about medical stuff, it's weird. it happened today... i had already had my shots and the nurse was talking to bethany about hers (i was even reading something not looking at them) and all the sudden i knew i was about to faint and so i rushed to a chair, sat down, and then blacked out for like 5 seconds. the nurse ran and got me some juice and then i felt better.
so anyway, short story made long... i've had 10 different shots on 3 different days in the past 2 weeks and my arms are dead! once my arm starts to recover and not feel totally dead, there they go pricking me again. bethany too!
so today i whipped out digimon right before bethany's 1st (of 5) shots in the arm. i think the progression of her facial expressions is classic. click to make it big!
only one more appointment to go in 2 weeks, then were home free! if you care, here are a some of the shots we've been getting:
-Hepatitis A (2 dose series)
-Hepatitis B (3 dose series)
-Japanese Encephalitis (3 dose series)
-Menomune / Menactra (meningitis)
-Pneumovax (Pneumonia)
-Rabies (3 dose series)
-Tetanus / Diptheria (Td)
-Twinrix (3 dose series)
-Typhum (Typhoid injection)
-Yellow Fever


Blogger Lorenzo Menendez said...

what about bubonic butt rot? oh wait maybe i just made that up.......hahahaha. freaking blaine passing out like some wussy little girlie man

9/06/2007 9:13 AM  
Blogger June said...

O how I miss her...these almost made me cry I miss her so much....well after I laughed really hard at the bethanyisms :D

9/07/2007 2:17 AM  
Blogger Paige Kearin said...

It's going to be great trip! Do they give a 3 does rabies shot to everyone or just those who look suspicious? j/k :-)

9/13/2007 10:20 PM  
Blogger Tyler Roemer said...

I don't think I'm tough enough to leave this country if its that many shots to get out.

9/19/2007 11:34 AM  
Blogger Lucas Photography said...

Hey Blaine....Just wanted to say I LOVE your night photography. My husband is completely obsessed with night photography too. Hope you both have a great trip!
Amy Lucas

9/23/2007 8:50 AM  
Blogger Amancay said...

ha, nice series...

11/07/2007 11:04 PM  

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