Friday, May 30, 2008

Trackmarks And Tears

The new nurse smiled brightly at me and started jabbering in a pleasantly singsong Welsh accent about the weather and my hair and her shoes and the computer and the other nurse and the [I had tuned out at this point - I hadn't had breakfast and was starting to get cranky]. "So" she trilled "that'll be 5 of the orange ones, two pink, one clear and a yellow one too, I suppose" and then she looked at me for confirmation. "Great!" I beamed, not a fucking notion what she was prattling on about. It was only after she'd stuck me with the needle that I noticed the mountain of vials she had stacked at my elbow, each one with a colour coded cap. I sat there trying to look brave and trying even harder not to puke on her, horrified by the sight of the needle in my arm. "You've very deep veins!" she exclaimed, more by way of a compliment than anything else, I think. "We'll just give it a little wiggle, I know there's one here somewhere..."

15 comments:

backpedalbrakes said...

Egad. I just squirmed in my seat reading that. Not a needle person, me. I do find making up fancy stories to explain away the bruising helps a little, though.

problemchildbride said...

You clearly need an infusion of revitalising Guiness - for the iron, see. And some gin - for the vitamins in the juniper berries.

Quick! There's not a moment to lose - you are in a very weakened condition. -steps must be taken. Steps to the fridge.

Dot-Com said...

Ouch! Almost wish I hadn't resorted to blog reading today *lol*

Radge said...

A doctor once told me I'd be hopeless as a heroin addict. There went one of my retirement goals.

B said...

When I walk by heroin addicts I can see them drooling at the sight of my veins. They're as close to being outside my body as is possible.

Rosie said...

it was fine, really, i'm just a whingebag. but a restorative might be in order, Sam...

i hope you've a decent pension, Radge. i hear that stuff's expensive.

mine are so deep, B, that the nurse once had to take the samples from the back of my hand. imagine the mess.

Tara said...

I can get blood from a rock; next time you need stellar phlebotomy skills if you'll pay for the flight over the Atlantic I'll fix you right up, Rosie.

Everyone has a talent.

B said...

if they're that far in surely they're coming out on the other side of your arm?

I can make mine pop out entirely when I look at them somehow... probably something to do with shoulder movement for my head to turn and look I suppose.

coastal aussie said...

Sounds like the Welsh are trying to drain you of all your blood - hope you're ok!

From the desk of Rua said...

my mate Growler was in a bike accident a while ago so all the veins in his left arm are in very shallow and visible-he looks like one of those steroid body builder types(except much smaller and only in one arm).
Get youself in an accident, insurance money and better veigns!

Rosie said...

phlebotomy is obviously not what i thought it was, Tara. you have me wondering now what my talent might be. i can't think of one at all - which is very worrying.

[spirals into existential crisis]

@ B and Rua - ick.

probably nothing to do with her welshness, Aussie, but her singsong accent did make the whole experience seem much lass threatening. welsh people could threaten you with torture and it'd still sound like cheery, harmless banter.

Conan Drumm said...

Urrrrr... used have no issue with needles but then, years back, I did one of those drug guinea pig tests for money and felt like young Harker in Vlad-land. So I'm quite squeam now.

Rosie said...

sounds to me like you did it the right way around. i, fool that i am, am paying them lots of money to be a guinea pig.

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