Snowflake Posted January 30, 2007 Share Posted January 30, 2007 ...that's the ONLY explanation! I had a doctor's appointment today, a blood pressure check for a medication I'm taking. I didn't get the bloodwork beforehand; I misplaced the order, imagine that! So, I see the doctor, she wants me to get the bloodwork before I leave the compound... Okie-dokie. Mark's been sick and wasn't with me and I SOOOOOO love needles. I go to the lab for the draw... ...and I sit in the chair... ...and I tell the guy filling out my paperwork that I'm a hard stick... ...and I tell him all the stuff my favorite phleb. told me about my veins, how they roll and they're deceiving in depth... ...and he looks for a good vein... ...checks the other arm... Still looking for a vein... Decides on the left arm, gets out a butterfly needle and the vacuum vial... ...and misses. Nothing... No blood when he pulls the needle back out, either... Tries again, same arm... Nothing. He gets the more experienced phleb. and she has a go, starting with the opposite arm. Nope. Second try, back to the left arm. Nope. "You're not kidding." (Uh, no, I'm sitting here, quietly, while you're pricking me...why would I lie?) She pulls out a pediatric needle, smaller than a butterfly, and pokes again. She found some little feeder vein, took FOREVER to get half a tube! I must be a vampire... Sure hope that blood reads well and my "cocktail" gets switched up to be more effective...but I'm sure not looking forward to the test next month! (It's a monthly thing, blood work and pressure test..) I hate needles. Really. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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