conversations with lab technicians

Posted on April 21, 2006. Filed under: Candida, The Dyingness |

them: have you been fasting?
me: no
them: you need to fast for 12 hours to have this one test
me: i just got this requisition 5 minutes ago, so I didn’t so much know that. Can I do the rest of them and do that one later
them: then we’ll have to do it twice
me: yes, but I don’t know when I can come back again, so I’d like to have the others done now
them: sigh, okay, fine

Then the stupid blood didn’t want to go into the needle. It’s never been that bad before — though the girl doing it didn’t make me make a fist to begin with — I started to but she beat me to it as she stabbed the needle in my arm and then it didn’t work. Sadly, I am now a pro at giving blood. Half an hour later, I had another needle jabbed into me for the b12. My poor arm 😦

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