Thursday, July 23, 2009

How (in)appropriate!

Today at my blood draw, I as always, reminded the phlebotomist that I have very fine veins, so would she pretty please use a butterfly on me. Then I asked for the squeezie thing because I like to have something to grip.  In the past I've been handed an assortment of different shapes - a globe, pancreas, golf ball, etc.  Today, she says to me, "Sorry, my globe disappeared, so all I have is THIS"  and thrusts this white thing into my hand. It took me a second to realize what it was.

I almost cried I laughed so hard. In fact, I may have cried. Who knows these days. Then I announced that I had to take a picture of it to post on my blog and possibly Facebook.  She humored me but I think she thought I was a little nutz-o. I probably am, but what the hell. I am positive the people on the other side of the wall were wondering what I could POSSIBLY need a picture of from the blood draw station!

Laugh WITH me!  You know you want to! 


Caroline said...

I love your post - such a cute story! I am thinking of you.

Eileen said...

I was laughing so hard that tears came to my eyes! I have teeny tiny rolling veins too, so I feel your pin on the blood draw. On Monday they couldn't even get any for an estradiol level. Wed was a better day. I hope that in the morning she will get blood okay. Guess I better start hydrating now!

Eileen said...

If you want to add me on Facebook, my name is Eileen Burns-Jin. Super easy to find since there is only one of me ;-). None of our family or friends know about the IVF though, so shhhhh ;-).

Marketing Mama said...

Wow - a sperm stress ball - who would have thought! Love it!!! Hope it took the sting out of the experience.

Hang in there - you'll get through this!