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Dawnieher3headaches Report 16 Jun 2008 14:34

dr had trouble getting the canula in my hand when i was in last minth had to try both hands, mind you he was nice so didnt mind holding him up.

I warn them all when they take blood as my veins collapse and disappear they never believe me til it happens, had students one time and told them they had one attempt and then back to normal blood person as have a fear of needles as well, the number of times they have to open windows and fan me is unreal, would love to give blood but dont think i could cope with it

d x


¸.•*´¯)*Boro-lass*(¯`*•.¸ Report 16 Jun 2008 14:31

Oooo no not the *impaler* run Daff >>>> lol


pablo1513 Report 16 Jun 2008 14:24

Did some-one call for the vampire service

Vlad vill do niceley


Taff Report 16 Jun 2008 14:09

Ros,. are you sure its water we are meant to drink??? LOL


CATHKIN Report 16 Jun 2008 14:01

And us poor nurses get pulled up when someone has a bruise on their arm as happened in my surgery and I`ve to be supervised tomorrow cos a couple of patients have complained.It can be hard at times for both nurses and patients -some people just won`t part with their blood !!! Hot arms and drink at least 4 glassess of water first-
Ros xx


MrDaff Report 16 Jun 2008 13:43

*places Ann and Tina into Recovery position*

owch, that must have hurt, Tina!



Daff xxxx


AnnCardiff Report 16 Jun 2008 13:28

passes out!!!!!!


Harpstrings Report 16 Jun 2008 13:25

The nurses that came tried putting a needle in and took it out and it was bent -she said look what your vein has done to the needle - she said we dont see that very often - well how I did not faint I dont know -I dont need to see a bent needle with me blood on it.

*feeling faint at the thought*

Tina xx


MrDaff Report 16 Jun 2008 13:19

lol Tina..... I don't register with those new fangled BP machines either.... and they often have a problem with the old style as well.... it tends to be very faint, but very high (without meds, that is).

Also the best place to get blood from me is in the crook of my right elbow where the vessel goes sideways not downwards, lol!! If they don't listen to me, I have a bruise the size of Wales where they've gone in one side and straight out the other ;¬))


Daff xxxx


Harpstrings Report 16 Jun 2008 13:13

I have the same probs. Dr told me to go into surgery 15 mins earlier - I have to put my hands in a bowl of hot water -so he can take blood from hands!!!!!

When I was having hospital at home treatment they had to fit a canula (sp) experienced nurses could not find a vein - so had to go into hospital for the fitting -oh what fun - not. They said I looked extremely grey - I was not surprised!

Also have trouble with these new fangled electronic blood pressure machines - they do not suit me and Dr can never get a reading - it always stops. When it does on a very *blue moon* occasion work - shows blood pressure so high Dr said I would be dead if it was like that and pulse reading is normal!

He says if he writes a book on medical mysteries etc I am going to be in it! LOL

I do wonder if I am really alive you know PMSL!

Tina xxx


MrDaff Report 16 Jun 2008 13:11

Hiya Susan.. I am pretty good about it, so that is a positive!!

Dawn when they were taking blood for the compatibility tests for my brother they needed loads... they had to phone the transplant place and ask if they could send it off in a couple of batches, lol I had to go back 3 times, what a palaver, poor woman.

When I was younger, I had blood taken every weekday for almost two months on my second child.... there was never ever a problem, it just seems to be the last couple of years, probably all this blubber!

Poor girl... if the tests come back as I suspect and hope, she will have to be taking blood quite regularly from me for a while, lol!!


Daff xxx


Susan719813 Report 16 Jun 2008 13:02

Hiya Daffers,

Don't envy you one bit.....squeamish am I.



Dawnieher3headaches Report 16 Jun 2008 12:02

Daff sounds like me but you are definitely worse.
Glad its over for you watch the holes though when you dronk might leak out of them.

when i was expecting first they had trouble and had heat lamps on me to bring veins out and even heated up my feet as tey said they were going to try them as well, thankfully it came out in end without using feet


AnnCardiff Report 16 Jun 2008 11:57

when I suffered one of my numerous miscarriages and had lost a lot of blood, it made matters worse - they went up and down each arm, and every hole they made spurted blood when they tied the rubber band round for the next - looked like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre - trying the last one on my arms she said, if we don't get it this time we'll have to start on your feet!!! thankfully she was successful on the last arm shot!!


MrDaff Report 16 Jun 2008 11:35

Pmsl you lot!!

I am back,, with multiple holes in my arms!! She managed to get half of what she needed and then I clammed up and wouldn't let her have any more... I have prescribed a lie down in a darkened room for her, lol!!

Hopefully there will be just enough for her to get the tests I need... and then with a bit of luck I can start new meds that'll make me feel better, lol... see them pigs flying???

Off to B & Q now to pick up my kitchen worktops. And some other bits and pieces, lol!


Daff xxxx


Sue Report 16 Jun 2008 11:25

Good luck Daff (I am the same, my veins hide then collapse..ha ha). I go to see my nurse every two weeks for bloods.

Tell her when she starts to crochet your vein you would like a nice bolero jacket for the grandchild!

Love Sue xx


JoyBoroAngel Report 16 Jun 2008 11:03

good luck Daff

my nurse has this to look forward

to tomorrow xxx

now be a brave mouse hun


Taff Report 16 Jun 2008 10:57

ooh yea, I forgot when they say "make a fist for me",
the look on my face says a thousand words!!LOL


Taff Report 16 Jun 2008 10:55

OH NO Daff........not the vampires again!!!!!!
I,me always to ill on the day of bloodtests.LOL
Ann, dont you just love it when they say "this wont hurt" (cos their not allowed to say "just a little prick anymore") pmsl


AnnCardiff Report 16 Jun 2008 10:44

same with me Daff - best of luck to the phlebotomist - I always look at them with a certain degree of pity when they're faced with me - no veins to speak of!!