Bloody Hell  

eternal1969 47M
838 posts
9/22/2005 11:26 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Bloody Hell

Are you afraid of pain?
No but I'm afraid of the reason for asking.

Been a hectic week, so much so that I haven't been able to spend more than 5 min on my PC these couple of days. Have been working 18 hrs days except Monday when I lost track of time and worked until sunrise.

Today had to go for a health screening for my fitness assessment and was supposed to have blood drawn for testing purposes. The first medical intern couldn't find my veins and his needle insertion drew no blood. Ok I hate needles but I also hate it even more when the process has to be repeated. So he calls the 2nd intern who promptly showed how he could use a rubber glove as a tourniquet to force the veins to show themselves. I was glad he looked confident but after a while he also admitted he wasn't too sure himself where to insert the needle. Great!

Suddenly I find myself surrounded by 5 interns discussing on how fine my veins were as if I was some kind of specimen. They all took turns to look, feel and poke at my arm. They also took turns to apply a tourniquet to my arm and there were times I could almost swear that the blood supply was almost cut off to my forearms. I suggested that they may want to get their more senior intern to draw my blood.

So in whiz another young cocky fella who ridiculed everyone else saying he had already completed 3 cases in the time they had spent with me. He strode over, picked up the syringe and swapped me on the other arm. He uncapped the syringe and got to work on me. Phew, finally thought it was over. It was then I noticed that the syringe started getting bubbles mixed with my blood and suddenly the flow of blood halted. He looked shocked and pulled the needle out spilling droplets of blood on the table.

So they called in another guy whom they claimed was their senior and taught them what they knew. The guy took one look and told them to use the veins in the hands if the one at the forearm can't be used. They all started looking at each other and saying that it would be painful. So this "senior" guy asked me if it was alright if he attempted to draw blood from my hands. ok, I said but get it done and over.

So he holds my hand, turns it a couple of times and had this perplexed look in his eyes. All this while holding the still capped syringe. At this point, I felt enough was enough. I looked him squarely in the eyes and asked him if he was sure he could do it, cause bloody hell I wasn't ready to be poked all over just in the name of training.

I could see he was stressed and excused himself. Finally, the senior medical intern on duty came in and completed it in less than 3 minutes. After I spent half an hour in the treatment room.

And people ask me why I dread getting poked by needles, sigh

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
9/22/2005 3:48 pm

wow, I thought they had Trouble with me.

rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
9/23/2005 1:03 am

glad you are back, must admit i was a little worried about you, but thought i'd give it a few more days ... god, that is the worst case of not being able to draw blood that i've heard -- they occasionally battle with me too, but not to this extreme!!

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georgina666 36F

9/24/2005 6:28 am

needleless (needless)to say, that was one mortifying experience. i am not a needle person too...yes, i guess my week was better choking on my own saliva than being poked and viewed like a specimen by a group of people who can barely draw the line between life and death

__Huntress__ 55M/57F

9/24/2005 6:58 am

Same thing here ... sometimes I swear I can hear them scraping the bone while attempting to find the vein ... ouch !

goddessofbitches 41M/33F

9/27/2005 8:45 am

Can you say "LAWSUIT" I would have sued their asses OFF...I mean it. I am not a nurse and I have no medical degree...but I have been to the hospital enough times to know that if you are holding one arm and no veins pop up after using a turnicat...Then you move to the other arm. And you work your way from the crook of the elbow down to the hands.
I mean...come on...these people where MORONS...not to mention they poked you how many times?? Sue them honey and get you some money...that'll teach them.


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eternal1969 47M
1634 posts
9/27/2005 11:56 am

Hi guys.... so I see we birds who fear needles flock together
It must be due to the traumatic experience cause I'm always so tired these few days and I have been literally limping home and crawling into bed.... in fact I just woke up from dozing off on the couch

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