I have only had to have one IV that I remember and I actually threatened the nurse if she didn't leave the room because she hurt me so bad she made me come up off the bed. And she didn't listen to me when I told her not to draw where she was doing it anyway. I have good veins but you can't go by site on me as my veins are a bit hidden but you are supposed to go by feel anyway. When I was going to school to be a medical assistant, before my ex made me quit, the interns were practicing drawing blood. And the instructor checked me and was we have a good one and I was like uh no we don't you're not touching me with a needle unless I have to be touched. Well anyway when the nurse went to draw my blood she said she had to use an IV which she didn't but since there was a chance I might need shots and I hate needles I agreed to the one stick as opposed to two or three. Well that was a bad idea. She couldn't find the vein and was rooting under my arm with an IV needle and when I told her to stop she didn't. And I actually lost my temper and threatened her if she didn't leave my room, my husband at the time talked me into letting her try one time on the other arm. And this time she drew the blood were I told her too and got it the first try. But then she wouldn't get me a pillow to rest my arm on when my arm started going numb. Since she dangled it over a side rail and told me not to move it. And now if I have to go to the hospital and she is one of the nurse's there I refuse to allow her to treat me. But then again when I broke my ankle I had another bad experience with her. As I asked her repeately what meds was in a shot and she never would tell me what it was she just kept saying it was for pain and swelling so I will not allow her to be my nurse.
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10/5/08 at 12:29am