Thursday, August 6, 2009
Well talk about pain. I have a usually high tolerance of pain, but I had to have some blood draw this morning. I don't have strong enough veins or findable veins in my arms, so I usually have the blood drawn from my wrists or tops of my hands. The phlebotonist this morning was really clueless. After poking my arms for 10 minutes, she decided I was not joking about the wrist/hand thing. So she started with my right hand. Well after rooting around for the vein, she gave up. Then she went to my left wrist. Again, she could not find the vein. Had to root around. Finally she asked for help. Another girl came over and bang, vein found, blood flowing. WOW. I am haveing a hard time trying to figure how that one kept her job.
I sat there very patiently, but with the second try, the needle was a little closer to some nerves and I kept flinching. One thing good came out of the experience, I sat there long enough that I was able to give them a very good urine sample.
Know I am nervous about the IV that I will have. Will they be able to put in the top of my hand, or are they going to try and root around for a good vein in my arm.
20 days and counting. The excitement and nerves are beginning to grow.