Tabitha After my bloodwork yesterday I had to dig this thread up because I thought you'd get a good laugh outta this one . ..I know I did!
So I had 3 different scripts for bloods yesterday, one for the kidney doc and the other 2 were what are to be my bi-weekly draws for at least the next 6 months. I go in and point out the 3 different ones and the lab tech goes over them to make sure she has it all correct as to what's going where as she enters it into the computer. She was quite competent and had it all exactly correct.
She counts out her 7 vials, loads up her little basket with all she's going to use and directs me over to the drawing chair. As a side note, I've been getting bloods taken just before getting an IV so I've been used to seeing the tiny butterfly needles that they use to get the veins in the hand. She pulls out the standard blood draw needle and compared to the butterfly it looked like an oil drilling pipe with a needle point on it . . .i mean this thing looked HUGE!
She very adeptly gets the vein straight on first try with no fishing around and proceeds to quickly fill all 7 vials .. .all is well right? Well she pulls the needle out and holds the gauze there for about 3 seconds then pulls it away and looks at my arm starting to bleed (quickly I might add) and announces in a surprised voice "Oh you are bleeding!"
I swear the thought that was running through my head was "Well of course I'm bleeding you fool! You just stuck an oil drilling pipe up my arm!!!" What actually came out of my mouth was censored down to "Yeah that happens sometimes when you poke a vein full of blood"
I did actually make it out of the lab and into the stairwell before laughing hysterically!