Actress Nobuhle Mahlasela on her fear of injections: “I screamed so loud, the whole building probably heard me”
Mimi Mahlasela. (PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/GALLO IMAGES).
Most children grow up being terrified of
needles and being injected, the lollipops from doctors after braving the pain
on your bum were probably the only thing to look forward to. For some, that
fear never goes away.
7 de Laan actress, Nobuhle Mahlasela is one
such person. She took to her Instagram page to share an experience she went
through at the doctor’s office recently. In the video, the actress tells her
story in a mini rant while laughing at
“On Sunday I fell ill; I had a scratch on
my throat, and I decided to have it checked out because I had just survived a
very terrible flu, so I couldn’t have that again,” she started.
“So, I go to the doctor and the diagnosis
is tonsils. I’d never suffered from such before, but nonetheless, he wrote a prescription
for me: antibiotics, painkillers and the shock of my life…uDoctor athi
uzong’jova [the doctor tells me he’s also going to inject me].”
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“I was like, wait a minute. You guys don’t
understand because [even though] I’ve got tatoos, and a lot of them, being
injected is just so awkward for me. So, what’s going to happen? Am I going to
have to take my pants down and all that stuff? I was terrified!”
The actress went on to share how scared she
was the entire time, especially the anxious anticipation while the doctor put
on his gloves, cleaned the area he was going to inject and prepared her. And
when he finally poked her, Nobuhle lost it.
“I felt numb, guys. All I remember was my
voice. I’m sure the entire building heard that no man, there’s a lady who’s not
okay here. I screamed so much, I’m so scared of injections – and the whole
experience for me is just awkward too”.
See her video here: