Ugh! The blood test…

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So when you get to a certain age, you can count on a blood test a minimum of once a year. Theoretically no big deal, but if you get squeamish like me, ugh!!

I had the loveliest phlebotomist today, a gentle soul who had a light touch. Therefore, there was really no pain when she inserted the needle.

Why then do I still get lightheaded during the process? Is it anxiety or fear? What goes through my mind that makes my heart race and my palms sweat? The answer: Who knows? Some of us just don’t like to get our blood drawn.

So I can count on a near fainting spell once a year until the medical community comes up with a viable alternative to that dam needle…

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)

 

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