Pokes

February 14, 2013 at 3:15 PM 2 comments

If you know me, you know I hate needles. Let’s put it another way. I faint at the idea of a needle and at the sight of one. Well, at least I used to.

Going back to my chest pains story you know I had a number of needles this past few days. 24 to be exact! And every time I need to lay down and look away so I wouldn’t faint. But I never did. Even in the most painful times, I just laid down and grit my teeth and let the nurses poke me.

If you get queasy at the thought of needles then don’t read any further…

Today before I left for home the nurse was told to poke me one last time, which was my 24th poke. So she proceeded to look for a vein and of course, couldn’t find one. Eventually she tried to poke me, but no blood, it just hurt. Then she turned my hand over did the inside of my wrist. That hurt! A lot! And it took forever! But I didn’t faint!

I am so glad that is all over now!!!

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  • 1. Rose  |  February 18, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    Ouchie … so why did she go for the wrist when the a/c (up at the inside of your elbow) is a much better spot?! just saying! Take the time to heal!

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    • 2. Andrew DeGraaf  |  February 20, 2013 at 12:59 PM

      Unfortunately they had run out of places on my arms where there were viable veins to use. And yes, very much ouchie!

      Reply

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