I am so glad I am not alone with this...Be it a ER RN or lab they can NEVER find a vein for blood work or an IV. I have one tiny little bity vein my my finger that I tell them to use and they basicly laugh at me and say, haha I have been doing this for years- I can find a better vein then that. Well then it never fails- 12 sticks later they finally ask, which little vein were you talking about?! GRRR... makes me so mad! Now whenever I have to go the ER, I ask for a specific nurse who knows how hard of a stick I am. If she isn't there then the usually just put in a midline or central line ( bc 9 times out of 10 I get admitted). So Vicky, I feel your pain- do you ever feel like you would be able to start your own iv, bc you know your veins best! I have been told all the vein damage is from all the TPN, iv steroid, iv phenegran, blood tranfusions and all the other crap they push in you!
I just think this site is awesome... it sure does help with my frustration knowing that I am not alone and there are many other people out there who can relate to me! Thanks everyone:)
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