I am so happy with me today!! I had to go into the lab to get some blood drawn for a few blood tests. I am usually a super big time baby about it. And often I pass out. But today i went to a different lab than usual. And they had a cubicle that had room and toys for kids to play with while mom/dad/care-giver gets blood drawn. So the kids arent seperated from parents. Well, i sat there, watched the kids play and didn't even really notice much when the tech did her thing! It pinched a little, but nothing at all like any other time in the past!! No passing out, no crying, lol. :D only thing...i didn't get a lolly! :toothy:
12-01-2005, 01:32 PM
You didn't get a lolly?:eek: SUE! SUE!:toothy:
I am glad it went ok for you Missy:)
12-01-2005, 02:02 PM
That's great, Missy! :D
When I am drawing blood, I try to talk, talk, talk to my patients to keep them distracted. I've never yet had a person pass out on me. Distracation can work wonders, and I'm glad it worked for you. :)
12-01-2005, 02:25 PM
Normally the tech talks away...and i pass out anyhow. I even usually do it if i have the kids getting their blood done!
12-01-2005, 02:31 PM
12-01-2005, 03:09 PM
I have the same problem! I just hate having blood work done or seeing it done. The last few times (when preg w/ Ingrid) they let me sit on the floor and hold a cold washcloth, which did the trick for me. Weird, I know. :)
12-01-2005, 03:25 PM
Oh, my- I couldn't imagine putting one of my patients on the floor. We lay the fainters down on an exam table.
12-01-2005, 05:34 PM
:clap: Good for you Missy!
12-01-2005, 06:07 PM
Laying down never worked for me. And them trying to distract me didn't either. I can lose it all either way. Again, weird, I know. ;)
:thumb: to you, again, Missy! And you definitely deserve a lolly! :D