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@just4him (92365)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
December 7, 2017 2:02pm CST
Baby it's cold outside. Temp is 21 F with a 9 F wind chill. A couple days ago we were in the 50's. That's a huge nose dive, and though I love winter, my body isn't ready for that kind of immediate plunge. My appointment at the hospital was for 9 AM. However, I didn't get into the infusion room until almost 9:30. The nurse I usually see was on vacation and the nurse I had this time, I really didn't like. I have super small veins, so you need to use a baby needle on me, anything more than that simply won't work. However, she being the nurse, new better than me. I was told many years ago by another nurse, during a week long hospital stay, that I was to tell future nurses to use the baby needle. She tried to use the one size larger, and of course, it didn't work for her. I told her it wouldn't in an I told you so manner. She also had to call a SWAT nurse to get it taken care of. They also need to run a vein finder across my arms in order to find the lucky one they will draw from. My annual lab work was also due - oh joy - So she proceeded to use the correct needle and really let me have it. I know I'll bruise bad from her attack on my veins. I hate needles, but usually they try to be as gentle as possible. Not this nurse. It really hurt. So they got their vials of blood from me, and then finally proceeded with the medication, only over an hour later than my appointment time. It was 12:30 by the time it finally finished and I could leave there. With the brunch on Saturday, and the fact that I need to eat before then, I needed to pick up more potatoes and eggs so I would have enough. Tomorrow after swimming, I'll pick up the water, as I suspect people will be drinking a lot of water on Saturday. My only options are tea, coffee, and water. I know there are a lot of coffee drinkers among the ladies. However, if they drink a lot of water, I need some for me for after they leave. Now, I'm home and ready to interact with you. I hope your day has gone better than mine. Thanks for reading.
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@tammys85 (8676)
• United States
8 Dec
Is everything okay? And I'm sorry she didn't listen to you. *Shakes head* It's cold here today as well. I went out in it to run an errand. Brrrrrr.
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@just4him (92365)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
Yes, everything is okay. Thanks. It's just my medication injection I need every 8 weeks.
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@tammys85 (8676)
• United States
12 Dec
@just4him Gotcha. You know I had to check.
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@just4him (92365)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Dec
@tammys85 I know.
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@KristenH (20489)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
7 Dec
Now that's too cold. A SWAT nurse?
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@just4him (92365)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
I raised my brows the first time they told me they were getting a SWAT nurse. She told me what it stood for, but I forget. Anyway, they're the ones who specialize in getting the I V to take on the first try.
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@KristenH (20489)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
8 Dec
@just4him Oh I see. That's a new term for me too.
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@just4him (92365)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
@KristenH The first time I heard it, I pictured the SWAT team coming in and doing the IV. Silly me.
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
8 Dec
I find focusing on other things, like a clock or a dot on the wall to be very helpful. I learned that trick during natural childbirth classes.
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@just4him (92365)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
I did that during childbirth, but I haven't practiced it during injections. It wouldn't have been helpful yesterday with the way she was just jabbing that needle into the vein.
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@DianneN (59793)
• United States
9 Dec
@just4him You must have had a real winner of a nurse!
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@just4him (92365)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Dec
@DianneN Oh yeah. I hope I never see her again.
@Elizaby (3405)
• Pensacola, Florida
8 Dec
Day has gone OK. Staying inside trying to stay warm as the highs haven't made out of the forties today after a 30 degree drop yesterday when temp dropped from mid 70s on Tuesday to the forties yeserday and today when drizzly weather since Tuesday ith more rainy weather and cold temps tomorrow. Some areas just above us may see a few snow flakes.
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@just4him (92365)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
That's cold for you.
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@Elizaby (3405)
• Pensacola, Florida
8 Dec
@just4him Yea, we are in our flip flop season here from having cold days back to warmer tempd According to the 15 day outlook we will be back in the low 70s come the 17th of the month,
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@just4him (92365)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
@Elizaby I'm glad for you. We're still in the 20's and right now it's snowing.
@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Dec
It's awful how some nurses can be so vindictive. Not much caring evident in some of them.
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@just4him (92365)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
All the one nurse who wasn't poking me kept saying was breathe through your nose, out through the mouth. Do you know how hard that is to do when they are jabbing a needle into your vein?
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@JudyEv (101133)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Dec
@just4him At least it is over for the moment.
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@just4him (92365)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
@JudyEv Yes, it is, and I hope I never see that particular nurse again.
@Courtlynn (51155)
• United States
7 Dec
Ouch! I can feel the pain through the words as I too hate needles. Hope you don't bruise too much.
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@just4him (92365)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
Right now it's red. I'll no doubt see the bruise tomorrow, both of them, the failed one too.
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@Courtlynn (51155)
• United States
8 Dec
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@amadeo (48128)
• United States
7 Dec
it is cold here but not bad We are in the twenties.But used to it.
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@just4him (92365)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
This is our first venture into the 20's this year. And after the 50's just the day before, it's a huge plunge.
@amadeo (48128)
• United States
8 Dec
@just4him wow that is great.
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@rina110383 (23507)
8 Dec
Been raining here since last night. Pretty cold.
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@just4him (92365)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
I'm sorry. I hope it stops soon.
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• United States
8 Dec
I have the same trouble with little veins. I'm sorry she didn't listen to you.
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@just4him (92365)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
Maybe she will next time, if I happen to have her again, which I hope I won't.
@sjvg1976 (14690)
• Delhi, India
8 Dec
Winters have started here also. It's cold in the morning and night here. I am never scared of these needles and never cried when they inject it and take out blood samples from my vein. In fact my wife and daughter cry a lot when they have to give the samples once in a while when they get ill. I can understand how you might have been feeling by the behavior of this new nurse.
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@just4him (92365)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
It's good the needles don't do anything for you. I've never liked them.
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@AmbiePam (46235)
• United States
8 Dec
I hate that. I have had to tell nurses that before and they don't listen. I'll tell them if they use the butterfly needle they'll have no trouble. But they use a regular about five times before they give in and get a butterfly to go through my wrist.
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@just4him (92365)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
They have the education, so we're stupid and they know everything, only to find out we're right after all. Aggravating.
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@maezee (27882)
• United States
8 Dec
Sorry to hear of the painful procedure. Also is pretty chilly here, car temp gauge reading a balmy 11 degrees. Stay warm!
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@just4him (92365)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
That's quite balmy. Doing my best to stay warm. I just got warmed up for the first time today and it's almost time to go to bed and turn down the thermostat for the night.
@Kandae11 (27188)
8 Dec
Some nurses are in the wrong profession. Seems like winter has really arrived.
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@just4him (92365)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
Yes, it has, and I'm very happy it has. I could use a few more inches of snow.
• Philippines
8 Dec
It's nice of you to be home again, my friend.
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@just4him (92365)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
Thank you.
@marlina (62407)
• Canada
7 Dec
I need a "butterfly needle" too.
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@just4him (92365)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
I hope they listen to you.
• United States
7 Dec
It's colder there than here but we had a pretty cold day today too and it's going to get colder overnight. I have small veins too and have to use those baby needles but I come across a nurse who won't listen and I wind up with big bruises. Hope you have a great party on Saturday!!
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@just4him (92365)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
It's aggravating when they don't listen. Thanks. I'm looking forward to it.
@Jackalyn (6669)
• Oxford, England
7 Dec
Remembering a time in my life I felt like a pin cushion....I do hope you get a better nurse next time. Usually, it is the doctors who are hopeless with a needle.
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@just4him (92365)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
I've never had a doctor give me the needle. Always a nurse. I hope my regular nurse is back next time.
@JohnRoberts (41221)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Dec
Not a fun day. Hope your evening goes better.
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@just4him (92365)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
No it wasn't, and yes, it has been much better, thank you.
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@RasmaSandra (13426)
• Riga, Latvia
7 Dec
WOW that is cold. We have temps in the minuses at night here in Latvia. Stay warm. Hope you have a great rest of the day. My day is over and soon I will sign off.
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@just4him (92365)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
Cold again today with snow, which makes me happy. I'm still adjusting to the cold. I hope you had a good night's sleep.
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@ajralcid (17)
• Manila, Philippines
8 Dec
Two days ago, my mum and I had gone to our relatives, northern part of where we live. We traveled for 3 hours. It was a family gathering, too. Early this morning, I traveled again for 3 hours going back home. You know, I love travelling a lot and sometimes, alone.
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