Let me poke you with this sharp instrument just because
And I thought I was doing good. I went to get my monthly blood draw and thankfully that guy wasn’t there. Instead, there was a new student this time, much older and looked much more interested in learning the techniques of piercing someone’s skin.
There’s something wrong with my veins and Husband continuously calls me a vampire, because simply put, no nurse or doctor can successfully draw blood from me.
I began noticing that it was hard to draw blood when I started going to the ER weekly for my unexplained sickness. One nurse (after multiple attempts of stabbing me) decided to use those “butterfly” needles. I asked “Why didn’t you use that before and spare me some agony!” She replies, “Because they cost $2.00 each.”
I guess that’s what we get with Public Health Care. So now I’m probably in my 100th round of blood drawing but this time I must say has to be THE WORST blood drawing in the history of all blood drawing.
Do you remember the scene under the bridge when Trinity takes out that bug from Neo’s stomach? THAT. Except the bug was my vein. And the contraption thing was the needle. INSIDE MY ARM.
On the instructions, I tell them to fax a copy to my LLMD so the next day I get the results from my LLMD and I notice all the abnormalities. She didn’t say anything in the email so I assumed that since they are all borderline, that I’m ok. Just to be safe (and to save myself from googling due to paranoia), I decided to shoot her over a quick email and asked if I should be concerned. She replied and said if WBC goes below 3, she normally has patients take a break from the antibiotics. With the RDW, she also said this will be discussed at my next appointment (Which is end of September!). So I dunno, what is RDW? Should I be concerned?
Please, someone just tell me so I don’t have to go to freaking Google.