Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Great distractions

So, I had to go to the doctor surgery today to test how well my liver is functioning after the removal of my gall bladder... I wasn't sure exactly how they'd do the actual testing, but I should have known it'd involve drawing blood. So I get into see the blood specialist guy, and explain to him that I don't have good veins for taking blood, and I get a little queasy at the sight of blood. He says that's fine, just look away and I'll keep you talking, no problem. Here's how the conversation went:

Him: Were you waiting long?
Me: Um, actually no, I'd only just walked in, gave the lady my name and I was called to come in.
Him: Ah, great. Which country are you from?
Me: America.
Him: Mmhmm, which part?
Me: Oregon.
Him: Uh-huh.
(long, long pause in which I'm thinking of all the blood being drained slowly out of my veins)
Him: Did you have to wait long today?


  1. You're kidding!! Well atleast he tried.
    That's too funny. I have bad veins too and when I went for a CT scan for recurring headaches I passed out because they stuck me so many times trying to find a good vein. I remember sitting on the chair, feeling faint and nauseous. The next thing I knew I woke up on a bed....hehehe

  2. I don't get blood tests etc

    You get some nurses' who can could probably remove your lungs without it hurting the tiniest bit.

    Then there are the others, the ones we dread who can't find a vein and cause you horrible pain. Jab Jab Jab like your not even there.

    Why can't they test the people and ban the pain causing ones from such proceedures, is it really to much to ask.

    Hope you feel better Michelle and that the NHS listens one day.

    oh and congrats on the keys!

  3. I didn't realise you were from Oregon, Michelle! Whereabouts? Oregon was my favourite state when we travelled around the US. I made up a song about it, I loved it so much. (It mostly went "I love Oregon, etc.") Plus I've set one of my novels there!


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