Friday, April 30, 2010

Phlebotomist's Nightmare

I had my bloods taken today (just 2 vials). The lady who did the jabbing was a student. It took her 5 minute to find my vein, 2 minutes to put gloves on (like they've never put gloves on in their life) and then took another 2-3 minutes finding the "lost" vein again.

The words you don't want to hear before or during surgery is "oops"; well the same goes for having blood taken. The "oops" I'm referring to is the moment after inserting the needle and feeling a little more than a "little sting". She punctured through the vein and gently stuck it into my tendons in my elbow.

Yes, it's sore. Yes, it got done eventually. And No, this is not the first time it's happened - my veins are a Phlebotomist's nightmare!