• Question: Are you in any way squeamish?

    Asked by daviesl3 to Jo, Martin, Paige on 22 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Joanne Davies

      Joanne Davies answered on 22 Mar 2012:


      Hello daviesI3.

      I would like to say that I’m not squeamish but I am with certain things.

      I can’t stand animal cruelty and when I was at school I studied Natural History instead of Biology.
      This was because I knew that if I had chosen Biology, I would have had to dissect a rat. 🙁
      It’s not something I could bring myself to do.

      I have a phobia too.
      I am scared of heights and all my life I’ve tried to overcome this, but I have yet to find a way that I can cope with them.

      Good question! 🙂

    • Photo: Paige Brown

      Paige Brown answered on 22 Mar 2012:


      Hi Davies!!!!!!!
      I’m not very squeamish – I have what I call an iron stomach!! The only thing I can’t stand are needles… I hate getting a shot at the doctor’s!! One time I almost fainted because I hate to get a shot in my thumb! Yuck!!!!!!!!!!

    • Photo: Martin Wallace

      Martin Wallace answered on 22 Mar 2012:


      I’m not squeemish at all I don’t think. However I do remember when I was at university we had to watch some video of some operations – a hip replacement and a new heart valve.
      They warned us that it was pretty graphic – and it was! A couple of people in the lecture theatre fainted during the video. They didn’t think they would react like that, especially as it was pre-recorded, but it was something none of us could have prepared for as we had never seen anything like it.
      I must confess it made me feel a little bit ill – but it was very interesting and made me realise how difficult it must be for surgeons to operate on someone – especially if it is an emergency!

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