She found a vein!

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.

A good medical result all round I thought. And the best bit? I don’t even have a bruise where she stabbed me.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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15 Responses to She found a vein!

  1. Lauren says:

    Lucky you that she did a good job.

  2. murisopsis says:

    A skilled vampire is a wonderful thing!! So glad she was a professional and didn’t cause you any lasting reminders!! I go Monday for my blood letting – I’m hoping I get a good one too!

  3. Bridgette says:

    As someone with difficulty veins, I get this! I’m O negative and give blood regularly, but I don’t trust just anyone. They only get 2 tries and then I’m done!

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  5. Archon's Den says:

    I almost tripped over the dog, trying to hang this old Fibbing Friday on your wash-line. https://archonsden.wordpress.com/2022/02/11/fibbing-friday-nein/
    Hope I didn’t wake anyone. 🙂

  6. When I was a teenager I had a ganglion in my wrist. It got so big that you could see it poking up out of my wrist. The doctor had me wear a splint on it for quite a while and told me if it didn’t go away he would burst it because it was so painful and becoming debilitating. Well he did have to burst it…He put his thumbs on it and squeezed real hard. That hurt! Not as much as having my finger rebroken by that same doctor because it was healing crooked…Come to think of it maybe that doctor had some sort of sick fettish…

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