My veins screwed up my happy hour.
Today was supposed to be my first weekly dose of Meyers Cocktail at my Naturopath. Meyers Cocktail basically is an IV drip of nutrients into your bloodstream to give you a boost. I was a bit apprehensive but I was all psyched up. 20 minutes into the session, nothing happened yet because my veins decided to play hide and seek once again. Remember this post?
Several attempts later and lots of gauze added to the mix, I didn’t need a Halloween costume for today, I could have walked out dressed like a mummy.
Mind you it was no fault but my veins. They are deep veins. That’s why it’s very difficult to draw blood out of me. My naturopath had a slight success finding a co-operating vein on my hand near my wrist, but it didn’t work out too well due to the placement of the needle. It started to burn and feel really achy, like someone smashed a door on my hand. She pulled out the needle quickly and we stopped the session. My anxiety was getting the better of me and I decided that maybe this wasn’t for me.
We chatted longer and then I said “Maybe we should try this again.” She said, “No, let’s leave it and revisit this later. The option is always open.” I just didn’t want to waste the already opened bag. She said, “No that’s the least of my worries.”
I got a little peeved that I couldn’t conquer this. The only other time I felt like this was with the flagyl. Oh well.
Note this was my experience only. It may very well work for you. If you have nice protruding veins.
Another reason for my visit was to do an allergy test. I asked what’s the difference between this allergy test vs the ones that you do at a doctor’s office with the skin test. Basically this is more a “sensitivity” or “intolerance test” whereas the skin test is for acute anaphylactic allergies.
I get the results in 2 weeks so I’ll keep you posted.