Wednesday, February 22, 2006

I went

I went and got the blood test tonight.

I am fucking terrified of needles.

I warned the lab tech that it's next to impossible to get blood from me. I have almost no veins, and I swear what is there goes into hiding the second I walk into a lab. I usually have to get stabbed 3 or 4 times before they can find a vein, PER ARM! They like to put the needle in, move it around while it's in my arm, pull it in and out - like a dentist giving you a needle to freeze your gums.

I fucking hate needles.

This lady, I looked her straight in the eyes and told her, she checked both arms, had me making fists, dangling them and jiggling them around to get the blood flowing. It took about 10 minutes but she found a vein, a deep one, and poked me - PRESTO! She hit the vein.

Truly amazing!

Thanks for the encouragement everyone, I wouldn't have gone without your kind words!

Now, here's to waiting...

And mildly hoping...

1 comment:

Holly said...

I am so glad to read this, you did it. good for you!