I have had a fear of needles for over 20 years, so bad that I have fainted on more occassions than I can count whilst having bloods or injections done.
When my husband and I were told we would need IVF to start a family, I really didnt know how I was going to be able to give myself the injections needed. I tried to watch YouTube videos of other couples going through IVF and administering their injections, but I could never get to the injection part without feeling like I would faint!
I contacted Ruth for help, and I was prepared to have to have many sessions with her to overcome this. It was such a pleasure to meet Ruth and after an initial consulation we met in person to have a session.
I felt the change immediatetly after the session, so much so that I wanted to some to take some bloods from me there and then! I had a few weeks to wait before I had to give some more bloods, and for the first time ever I was able to look at the needle in my arm and watch the blood being taken - this would have for sure made me faint only 6 weeks ago!
The true test was yesterday, when I came to have my first IVF injection. I imagined crying, panicking and really struggling to get this done, but it was the total opposite. I was calm and I was able to give myself the injection without feeling the least bit faint at all.
I seriously cannot believe that I have been able to do this and it is all down to Ruth. I never thought I could overcome this near lifelong phobia and after just one session I am free of it. Whats better is that it is allowing us to (hopefully) start our family. Thank you so much Ruth, I will be forever grateful!