Thanks for your reply Amy. I am planning on mentioning it do my GP when I see her next about
my concerns around the clotting. I have done some reading on the internet, and I'm not sure if it was trouble clotting now, or if it was actually trouble with the blood flow...as in the blood had started to clot in my vein before she pulled the needle out. Of course I'm not sure, because I'm only guessing here, with a little reading from the internet. All I know is that I was really cold that day, and the blood didn't seem to be coming out fast into the tube...I thought it was 'cause I was cold..but then I was worried about
my arm swelling, and the tenderness, etc..what the nurse told me there was that putting ice on it might help, and gave me an icepack...she didn't really tell me much else. Just things to ponder, and I want to take as best care of myself as possible..
It is God that gives me the strength to carry on in the valleys of life and the wings to fly to the mountain tops
<FONT color=#008000>Dx: Diagnosed with Epilepsy Jan 2005, SLE July 2007, since then, Raynauds, Alopetia Areta, Vasculitis, discoid lesions, Endemetriosis March 2008. Meds: Tegretol, Plaquenil, quite often Flurbiprofen and Rabeprezole, as well as various other supplements/vitamins.