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Ow! I am really not looking forward to another 6 months of blood tests after today. It took 3 different people a total of 5 attempts to get blood out of me. One of which was in the back of my hand and hurt like hell. And frustratingly, the 5th and final attempt went in easy, took hardly any time and was painless. And was also in the same place as 2 of the previous attempts.

Anyway. Yesterday was good. In the end I just did Mage. And learning from my previous fun the day before, I kept my leg up the whole time. Which wasn't an issue as I spurned the plot and sat around chatting about stuff instead. And taught an alien AI the human way of thinking of time and space. Which got me a bonus roleplay XP. Very random.

Afterwards I had expected to be heading home and vegging in front of the telly, but there was Ling as well which I'd forgotten about. So got to play Ling too which was also good. And since I'd missed lunch I ate a mountain of chinese takeaway as well. Most of the game was spent crying. One of the many flaws of playing an 8 year old I guess. Nasty mean everyone else was upsetting my poor ickle lamb pooka.

End of result of my day out was that my leg looked like I didn't even need a bandage compared to the much yucky leakage the day before. Today however it's returned to normal. But then what with walking about a hospital and stuff, that's probably to be expected. Doesn't look too bad though, I think my hand has come out of it the worst.

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The problem is, is that my veins are hard to locate. Sometimes they can't find anything. Sometimes they think they find something but they're not very good aims and miss it. Sometimes they think they've got it and wait for the blood to slowly dribble out. Which is what happened with the jab on the hand. She waited ages and hardly anything came out and in the mean time I had to sit their in agony.

Thankfully sometimes they find a vein and get it out without any pain or fuss. Shame it's not the usual outcome though.

Moo *hugs*
its not my fault! my character gets overexcited and.. well.. he lies a lot!
Yeah, every time I give blood, they have to find someone who is extra good at finding veins, as the first nurse to me generally cannot find mine. (Then I go all faint on them, which is a bore).

If you tell them you have awkward veins, they might be able to find a more skilled person straight off, and cut the pain down a bit.

No use. I tell them my veins are hard to find and they still have a go. At least I know there are two blood takers there that can do it really well, it's a shame they probably only work in the blood test unit rather than the Wolverine clinic I'm attending now.