Usually when I go for blood tests, my veins run for cover and the poor nurse has a job finding one.
Trying to be helpful, I slapped the crook of my elbow in the hope of bringing one up and explained why she could only take blood from my left arm. She had a gentle prod and said ‘Ah’, then got the dish, phials and needle then away she went.
As usual, I felt the sting, but as it wasn’t a fasting test today, no chance of me keeling over as I have in the past.
My blood was a good vintage, beautifully red and the envy of any thirsty vampire.
She took three phials today as they are testing for all the usual diabetes things plus my vitamin D and calcium levels at my request. I’ll get the results next week when I have my full diabetes MOT so I still have a week to lose those couple of pounds. I’ve treated myself to a day off the diet today.
I also saw the doc, a lovely young lady who said I had a ganglion on my toe, which was nothing to worry about and quite common. She described it as a little hernia on the toe joint where something has oozed out and may well go back in of its own accord. This has actually already happened as I noticed it a couple of weeks ago then it disappeared.
Anyway, it’s not a problem, but if it becomes painful or uncomfortable, she could refer me to have to removed.