Thursday, April 03, 2008


I gave blood to the American Red Cross today. So now I can say that I've contributed to society. :) Unfortunately, I seem to have the same sort of difficulty with the needles they use as with the ones the doctor's assistants use to do blood draws at the doctor's office. The thing works for a moment and then the person has to giggle the needle around in my arm so that it'll work again.

OUCH!!! Please, for the love of all that's nerdy, DON'T DO THAT!!!

At least this time the needle didn't go all the way through my vein and hit the nerve.

Anyway, I gave blood and they'll be able to tell me my blood type. :) I can give again near the end of May if I remember what they said correctly. Hopefully, that experience won't be the same as today's um... fun.

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2 more ramblings:

dubby said...

I think the you and needle thing is funny. I'm proud you overcame your problem to give blood. Maybe you need special needles, I don't know, made of titanium or something?

King Isepik said...

That's just it. As far as I'm concerned, I don't have a problem. The people putting them into my arm do. I'm not afraid to get it done, but I don't look forward to having them put the needle through the vein and hit a nerve, which was done the last time I had labwork done and my hand tingled for a few days afterward.

The good news is that the bruising has been minimal and the site is only slightly tender currently.