Monday, May 21, 2007

Phlebotomoy Schlebotomy

One thing I have learned in the last month or so is the value of a good phlebotomist. This is the person who draws your blood. I've had amazing luck with the phlebotomists at NIH and one guy is my clear favorite - Raj - because I swear he has the lightest touch with the needle and it doesn't hurt so much at all. Today I had someone new and gosh darn it, she hurt me. I don't ever want her again because that was painful. I'm used to other lab techs hurting a bit, but I could always trust the phlebotomist not to hurt me. I'll have to be more choosy next time. Ha! Like they would let me. They always seem so annoyed when I insist on the recliner chair because they have to drag the stuff from their cube, but unless they want me passed out on the floor of their little cubicle, they better put me in the chair. The chair is not too comfortable, but it reclines.

I spent nearly three hours at NIH today for some blood work and a nurse to look at my mouth sores. At least I got to order lunch (ham and swiss on rye) while I waited and watch a Travel Channel show on Istanbul. Waiting in phlebotomy took nearly an hour and then waiting for the nurse took another hour. At least the pharmacy was quick for a change. I think I scored the lottery on that wait today. I hate waiting. Ugh.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Angela,

Sorry for not writing sooner-you know how technologically challenged I am. I was actually frightened of trying to write on a "blog". I know, I know, my friend Krissie, whoo blogs allllllll the time cannot belive it either. She gave me a raised eyebrow and then a patronizing explanation of what a blog is. I didn't mind though because now I know and can write to you. I am on my way to becoming the technically savvy parent I would like for Julia--someday, maybe. NIH sounds good, but phl. stuff sounds really, really bad. If that incompetent girl returns, mention nonchalantly that your favorite uncle is being released from the State penitentiary this week, and could arrive at the hospital any moment to see you. Yes, and by the way, he was sent up a couple of years ago for assaulting a now deceased Phlebotomist who hurt his favorite niece. If it gets too bad, I can hire the runner-up for the lead Soprano, who lives nearby, to visit and mention that only Raj has his approval. Wouldn't that be fun!

My humor is dark right now, so I apologize to anyone who finds this entry distasteful.

Susan said...

That last message was from Susan at work. See, I really need some practice with this blog thing. Cheers.

victory4angela said...

Thanks for the message. I assumed it was you because of the Julia reference.

There weren't many phlebotomists there yesteday and I didn't see either of my two favorites in the back.

Becky said...

You are SO right about finding a good phlebotomist. After having to have my blood drawn every 3-6 months for the past 8 years to check my thyroid levels (with no end in sight really), I've learned the value of a good phlebotomist. I actually had someone make me cry once, digging a needle around in the back of my hand. So DO NOT SETTLE! If they're hurting you, say so right away and ask for someone else. Most will be very apologetic. You can also ask for a butterfly needle, which is much smaller than the regular one (it'll take longer to get the blood, but it hurts a lot less).

Any word on whether you can have the weight gainer powder while your tummy is feeling better?

victory4angela said...

They use a butterfly needle at NIH! I only request the butterfly now when I go to my local oncologist. She wasn't horrible, but definitely not the gentle touch to which I've grown acustomed.

Becky said...

They should make that girl wear scrubs that say "I'm not as gentle as that other guy", so you have some warning! :-) In fact, they should make them all wears scrubs with a numbering system... 1 for the gentlest, and 10 for the butchers you shouldn't touch with a ten foot pole!

Pam said...

Hi Angela,
Sorry for what you are going thru.I am sure it is not the most pleasant thing you have ever done.
Hang in there ist will all be worth it.
Love ya, Pam

The Patient Connection said...

Hemochromatosis and Phlebotomy – Updated Blog

Hi

Thanks for all your help so far with our Hemochromatosis blog. The discussion has changed in the last few days so we would like to take this opportunity to invite you again to a research blog on Hemochromatosis. We are very interested in you attitude toward Phlebotomy and have therefore added a few new questions.


To take part please click this link

http://www.thepatientconnections.com/blog.asp?uid=44


The blog is anonymous and easy to use. Instructions are given on the blog so thanks in advance for your help it is much appreciated.


Best wishes

Belinda
The Patient Connection
Belinda.shale@thepatientconnections.com

Anonymous said...

viagra logo viagra samples cheap viagra nz viagra effects on women can viagra be used by women levitra vs viagra viagra uk cheap purchase buy viagra prescription uk viagra stories how viagra works viagra from india 18 takes viagra viagra australia viagra dosages

Anonymous said...

Hi !.
You re, I guess , perhaps curious to know how one can collect a huge starting capital .
There is no initial capital needed You may begin to get income with as small sum of money as 20-100 dollars.

AimTrust is what you haven`t ever dreamt of such a chance to become rich
The company incorporates an offshore structure with advanced asset management technologies in production and delivery of pipes for oil and gas.

It is based in Panama with offices around the world.
Do you want to become an affluent person?
That`s your chance That`s what you wish in the long run!

I feel good, I began to get real money with the help of this company,
and I invite you to do the same. If it gets down to choose a proper companion utilizes your money in a right way - that`s it!.
I earn US$2,000 per day, and my first investment was 500 dollars only!
It`s easy to get involved , just click this link http://uzevewil.100freemb.com/fovyner.html
and go! Let`s take our chance together to get rid of nastiness of the life

Anonymous said...

Hello !.
might , probably very interested to know how one can manage to receive high yields .
There is no initial capital needed You may commense to get income with as small sum of money as 20-100 dollars.

AimTrust is what you thought of all the time
The firm represents an offshore structure with advanced asset management technologies in production and delivery of pipes for oil and gas.

Its head office is in Panama with structures around the world.
Do you want to become a happy investor?
That`s your chance That`s what you wish in the long run!

I`m happy and lucky, I started to get income with the help of this company,
and I invite you to do the same. It`s all about how to select a proper companion who uses your savings in a right way - that`s AimTrust!.
I take now up to 2G every day, and what I started with was a funny sum of 500 bucks!
It`s easy to join , just click this link http://zicakimigu.ibnsites.com/uxalaj.html
and lucky you`re! Let`s take this option together to get rid of nastiness of the life

Anonymous said...

Good day !.
might , probably very interested to know how one can collect a huge starting capital .
There is no need to invest much at first. You may start to get income with as small sum of money as 20-100 dollars.

AimTrust is what you haven`t ever dreamt of such a chance to become rich
The firm incorporates an offshore structure with advanced asset management technologies in production and delivery of pipes for oil and gas.

It is based in Panama with structures everywhere: In USA, Canada, Cyprus.
Do you want to become really rich in short time?
That`s your chance That`s what you desire!

I`m happy and lucky, I started to get income with the help of this company,
and I invite you to do the same. If it gets down to select a correct partner utilizes your savings in a right way - that`s it!.
I make 2G daily, and what I started with was a funny sum of 500 bucks!
It`s easy to start , just click this link http://wonehuza.envy.nu/gujiqehy.html
and go! Let`s take our chance together to get rid of nastiness of the life

Anonymous said...

Hello everyone!
I would like to burn a theme at here. There is such a nicey, called HYIP, or High Yield Investment Program. It reminds of ponzy-like structure, but in rare cases one may happen to meet a company that really pays up to 2% daily not on invested money, but from real profits.

For quite a long time, I make money with the help of these programs.
I don't have problems with money now, but there are heights that must be conquered . I get now up to 2G a day , and my first investment was 500 dollars only.
Right now, I managed to catch a guaranteed variant to make a sharp rise . Visit my blog to get additional info.

http://theblogmoney.com

Anonymous said...

Hi!
You may probably be very interested to know how one can manage to receive high yields on investments.
There is no need to invest much at first.
You may begin earning with a sum that usually goes
on daily food, that's 20-100 dollars.
I have been participating in one company's work for several years,
and I'm ready to share my secrets at my blog.

Please visit blog and send me private message to get the info.

P.S. I make 1000-2000 per daily now.

http://theinvestblog.com [url=http://theinvestblog.com]Online Investment Blog[/url]

Anonymous said...

See you again soon!

Anonymous said...

Genial dispatch and this mail helped me alot in my college assignement. Say thank you you seeking your information.

Anonymous said...

[B]NZBsRus.com[/B]
Lose Idle Downloads With NZB Files You Can Instantly Search Movies, Console Games, MP3 Albums, Applications & Download Them @ Maxed Out Rates

[URL=http://www.nzbsrus.com][B]NZB[/B][/URL]

Anonymous said...

Very well!
---------------------------------------------------------
Signature:buy levitra professional online cdl

Anonymous said...

Good post and this enter helped me alot in my college assignement. Thanks you seeking your information.

Anonymous said...

Validate Our Risqu‚ Prices at www.Pharmashack.com, The Law [b][url=http://www.pharmashack.com]Online Chemist's auto divulge on [/url][/b] To [url=http://www.pharmashack.com]Buy Viagra[/url] Online ! You Can also Concoct Mammoth Deals When You [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/cialis.html]Buy Cialis[/url] and When You You [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/levitra.html]Buy Levitra[/url] Online. We Also Encompass a Ill-fated Generic [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/phentermine.html]Phentermine[/url] As a employees to Your Victuals ! We Affect with away Pre-eminence marque [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/viagra.html]Viagra[/url] and Also [url=http://www.pharmashack.com/en/item/generic_viagra.html]Generic Viagra[/url] !

Anonymous said...

Guy
You have got to see this. Obama playing on XBox. Funniest video ever. http://bit.ly/bllhx1

Anonymous said...

hello ppl. I'm actually into shoes and I was looking for the sake of that particular model. The prices seeking the boots are all over 350 pounds on every site. But definitively I bring about this site selling them for the benefit of half price. I in reality love those [url=http://www.shoesempire.com]prada sneakers[/url]. I will absolutely order them. what can you say about it?

Anonymous said...

Will you say that again, please?
---------------------------------------------------------
Signature:lipitor 40mg tsidy
buy lexapro ozpie

Anonymous said...

I read this forum since 2 weeks and now i have decided to register to share with you my ideas. [url=http://inglourious-seo.com]:)[/url]

Anonymous said...

Hi Guys,Just registered here and looking to have a great time. I am looking for the best cash gifting program out there in the internet. Can you guide me?

Below are some sites that I found and I am not sure how much they are going to help me.
[url=http://www.squidoo.com/Residual-Cash-Forever-Cash-Gifting-System]cash gifting[/url]
[url=http://www.squidoo.com/Residual-Cash-Forever-Cash-Gifting-System]join cash gifting[/url]
[url=http://www.squidoo.com/Residual-Cash-Forever-Cash-Gifting-System]best cash gifting program[/url]

Anonymous said...

Glad to greet you, ladies and gentlemen!

We are not acquainted yet? It’s easy to fix,
my name is Peter.
Generally I’m a venturesome analyst. for a long time I’m keen on online-casino and poker.
Not long time ago I started my own blog, where I describe my virtual adventures.
Probably, it will be interesting for you to read my travel notes and reports about winnings and losses on this way.
Please visit my web site. http://allbestcasino.com I’ll be glad would you find time to leave your comments.

Anonymous said...

Good brief and this post helped me alot in my college assignement. Gratefulness you for your information.

Anonymous said...

Nice post and this mail helped me alot in my college assignement. Thank you as your information.

Anonymous said...

good day people. I'm actually into shoes and I was digging as far as something that meticulous model. The prices as regards the boots are approximately 350 bucks on every page. But definitively I set this location selling them as a remedy for half price. I absolutely like those [url=http://www.shoesempire.com]gucci sneakers[/url]. I will probably purchase those. what do you think?

Anonymous said...

It isn't hard at all to start making money online in the underground world of [URL=http://www.www.blackhatmoneymaker.com]blackhat code[/URL], It's not a big surprise if you don't know what blackhat is. Blackhat marketing uses alternative or little-understood ways to build an income online.

phlebotomist certification said...

You really have to have a very good phlebotomist. Phlebotomy is a serious yet effective procedure.

Anonymous said...

[url=http://www.casino-online.gd]casinos online[/url], also known as utilitarian casinos or Internet casinos, are online versions of household ("confrere and mortar") casinos. Online casinos approve gamblers to warpaint the metropolis red and wager on casino games from start to slay displeasing destroy the Internet.
Online casinos typically gourmandize return on the bazaar odds and payback percentages that are comparable to land-based casinos. Some online casinos forget higher payback percentages as a countermeasure into slump dabble in automobile games, and some fabricate known payout slice audits on their websites. Assuming that the online casino is using an aptly programmed indefinitely tot up generator, enumerate games like blackjack clothed an established prohibit edge. The payout moment preferably of these games are established at unthinking the rules of the game.
Part online casinos sublease or cast their software from companies like Microgaming, Realtime Gaming, Playtech, Supranational Contrivance Technology and CryptoLogic Inc.

Anonymous said...

Wrotrurse xaikalitag SteesseStaith [url=http://uillumaror.com]iziananatt[/url] Pectzelty http://gusannghor.com Lilacrarolf

Anonymous said...

Concern Fresh Wind offers a construction investment for different tariff plans. Now , survivors overcame the recent financial crisis, more ponder where better to invest. According to conclusions of many of the leading the best analysts, one of the most investing money in building. It is no secret Everyone knows that the construction of less exposed to the risk of falling prices, in addition , property has always enjoyed , and will be in demand. Even the economic crisis did not recaptured removed the desire for people to buy their own property. Therefore, investment in construction will always remain relevant and profitable.

Fwit Biz - [url=https://fwit.biz]in which bank to invest[/url]