Monday, March 15, 2010

Doctor visit

So today I thought I would go in and take another celiac test and then joyfully stop eating gluten as I wait for results. But after a while talking with my doctor he is sending me to a GI doctor in Salem to have them do the tests and I will be on gluten another few weeks. In the mean time he wanted to run some more tests today. I needed to have blood drawn and a very capable nurse came in and drew it from my left arm. It started and then my blood just stopped. So she tried my right arm. Same thing. NO BLOOD. (Mind you, I have the best veins. They are fat and right at the top of the skin. Perfect for nurses and this has never happened. My blood pressure was also not abnormally low, I mean I run on the low side normally and have never had this problem.) So she wrapped me up and said I should go upstairs to the hospitals lab. I went upstairs and when I took my jacket off to show her why I needed labs done my arm was bleeding everywhere. I have blood all over my coat and purse. It was a mess. The poor receptionist got me some more gauze and then I waited forever for a lab tech to come get me for labs. It was quite embarrassing to sit in front of everyone with blood all over my arm. It looked so gross and felt so sticky. Finally the lab got me and cleaned me up and she was able to draw some blood. She said I will probably have a nasty bruise on my arm.

I was never so glad to leave a hospital as I was today.

I think I am at "that" time of the month because I am so emotional and tired. I would love to just climb into bed but I am watching a friends kid today.

I hope the rest of the week goes better then today.

So there is my whine fest. Sorry you all get to be a part of it but it feels good to let it out. :)

7 comments:

Sarah A. said...

Feel better soon. You have to let it out sometimes or it will drive you bonkers.

momaof4 said...

Oh that is so wierd. I wonder what happened. I hope the rest of the day is going better. The SUN is out!!! Enjoy it, and enjoy the friends. love you missy.

The Theisen Twosome said...

Well I hope that the embarrassing moments at least leads to some information about what is going on. I am sorry that you have to stay on gluten for awhile longer. I hope this week goes fast for you. Love you

KLB said...

you poor thing. what a nightmare! I am glad that is over for you. I hope next time is better.
I am at that time too. YUCK!

Duo Na said...

I hope today was a little nicer to you. Love you!

God Made Playdough said...

My poor friend! :(

creative fuel said...

oh dee i almost called today. but got side tracked when my cat almost got eaten by two pitbulls that jumped 4 ft fence. she is an emotional mess. with a messed up paw. then this and that happened . sorry to hear about the blood. funny thing is i had gotten that blood drawn and there wasnt any blood coming out and i asked the tech to not put tape on. she said that i could start bleeding once i stood up and well have what happened to you happen. ahhhh. so sorry. yuck!!!