No, I'm not afraid of needles per se. It's not the needle, but the thought of what that needle is going to do. Although, to be honest, every experience I've had with needles has turned out to be pleasantly well. I've heard of how bad drawing blood is, but when I had it done, it wasn't bad at all! And even having a needle in my gums wasn't all that bad, either. Eh, the mind is always making a big deal out of nothing. How would life be if we could throw away these ridiculous assumptions and fears?