UHH! If i never have another blood test again it will be too soon! I am furious! Today i went to the doctor for my physical/drug tests for my new job at the animal shelter. Since it is owned by the city- the city requires a physical/drug test for hiring. Well after sitting there for over an hour and a half because people seriously can't organize and go down a list....they finally called me back. When i first got there the receptionist was really rude- right off the bat i didn't get a good feeling about that place.It takes them 10 minutes of arguing among themselves (very professional) before deciding which doctor would see me and what tests i needed. I waited in the room yet another hour- the room was 1/2 dirty and just didn't look clean. When the doctor finally came in - he was sort of nice so that was good. He spent about 3 minutes with me before passing my physical. Then i had to wait another 1/2 hour for them to do my blood/urine test. (There was nobody else in line! They were all just sitting there talking!) When i did the urin test, afterwards i tried to wash my hands- the sink didn't work! What is the deal! (Thank goodness for hand sanatizer) After that came the "best part". The blood work. To start with i was nice and told the nurse that my veins might roll just to warn her. She was like "oh i can get it the first time, i didn't need to know that." - she was such a heifer! The stupid woman stuck me 5 different times - NEVER hitting a vein! After the 3rd failure- i told her to stop and that i would prefer another person try to draw my blood. There was nobody else in the office she said so she had it. (the ONLY reason i stayed is because i need the job and they require a blood test before they'll officially hire you.) The 5th time that she devil stuck me- i looked down and completly fainted. (did i mention she didn't even hit a vein that time eithor!) I saw the needle and just fainted. She was not gentle at all eithor! She is by far one of the worst people i have ever had try to draw my blood. When i finally woke up (i don't think i was out but for a moment or two) the doctor was standing there asking if i was ok and what happened. I told him that the nurse had stuck me 5 different times without hitting a vein and i passed out. He told her to try one more time- on the 6th darn time that idiot finally hit a vein! Right on top of my hand- it is soo painfull there- it wouldn't have been to bad had she been gentle- but that heifer didn't know the meaning of the word "gentle" There are 6 darn bandaids all over my hands and arms and they are just throbing to death right now. I will NEVER EVER go through this for a darn job again- it's not worth it! I BETTER get it after all this darn pain. I was initially thinking of moving my primary care doctor to that practice since it's right across the street - after that 'lovely' experience, the rude nurses/assistants, the dirty looking office, and the really long wait- there is no way i will EVER go back to that aweful place! Uhhh i HATE blood work nurses! What a delightful way to start the day off with!
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2/19/07 at 2:13pm