Wednesday, November 9, 2011

fuck i'm good, just ask me...

Behold, the fruits of my labours this morning! Total FIGJAM moment!

A-whoo-hoo! *happy dance* Not only was this my first blood test in over 15 years, I voluntarily rocked up for this without any medical need for it! (Crazy, non?) Cognitive behavioural therapy FTW!

Jasper gives me a congratulatory snuggle/funny face



  1. YAY! I am so happy/proud for you!!! Hope the results are nice and positive too :)

  2. first time commentor long time reader

    wow that must have taken a lot given your history of needles. but well done. I'm not a huge fan of them myself.

    love reading your blog

    um but is it a bit crazy to let ppl see your surname given all the whackos out there?

  3. Thanks so much ladies :)

    Emma - thankyou SO much for saying that, I thought I had blurred all mentions of my surname on that photo but I missed one, eep! All fixed now, ta hun

  4. Yaaaayyy! Congratulations! I can imagine how much of a triumph that is for you :)

    I've had so many needles and blood tests lately that I've become somewhat immune, which I'm proud of in sort of a weird way!


  5. Congratulations! It must be an amazing feeling to have conquered your fear!


  6. Congrats! Good on you for taking the steps and succeeding!

  7. Good on you hun! I am not scared of needles themselves but I have this awful phobia of blood and blood tests. I can have injections and drips etc but anything blood related- im out!

    Im trying to work up the guts to give a blood donation in the next month. Its such an important thing to do and I feel so silly that I can't give blood when Im perfectly healthy

    Congratulations agan hun!


  8. WAHOO!!! congrats on such a big step Cate xo
    Well done you :D

  9. Congratulations!! The last almost two years of my life have been punctuated (or should that be punctured?) by blood tests, needles and invasive medical procedures. I am so very lucky I am not needle phobic. Well done you for conquering your fear!

    K xx

  10. Congratulations Cate! I know how hard it was for you. Isn't great to overcome something that you've been scared of?

  11. CONGRATS!!!! You should be super proud of yourself!!!! Also glad to hear that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy works! We got taught a lot of behavioural stuff last year (to combat dental anxiety), but tbh we were all pretty cynical because the lecturer was extremely boring and a little annoying. I should go revise that material soon... :)

    PS Jasper is adorable!!!!!

  12. Congrats!!! That is so well done.

  13. you go girl! that's such great news and you should be so proud of what you've overcome. the mind is a powerful thing. well done lovely

  14. You rock my socks off, as always, beautiful friend! xox

  15. We love your blog is wonderful and we are always checking the news here.
    We wish you a great weekend.
    Super Glorinha kisses.

  16. Congrats girl! It takes guts to do something that you are afraid of, good work :) Hope the results are a-ok!

  17. YAYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you total legend. long time reader, first time poster but i am seriously doing a happy dance for you
    chloe xxxxx

  18. wahoo! Congrats, HUGE achievement! So great to see CBT in action, or successful, rather - always makes me happy, love it. You're a star.
    Heidi xo

  19. I want to steal your cat please... cutest animal alive.
    Mads (