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jayeless
jayeless
So I just had to get a blood test done (for very mundane, routine reasons) and I almost fuckin’ FAINTED 😫 I knew something wasn’t right because the second she put the needle in, pain shot through my forearm to the hand, and then my hand started going numb, and then I started feeling hot... www.jayeless.net
Miraz
Miraz

@jayeless Ugh! What an awful experience.

marclafountain
marclafountain

@jayeless Very sorry to hear this happened. Hope it was a one-off event. Take care.

Bruff
Bruff

@jayeless I am cursed to experience this almost every time I have a needle stuck in my arm. I also typically get light-headed whenever someone starts bleeding a fair amount.

Yes, my family laughs at me a lot. But I understand what you went through and it's not fun at all.

jayeless
jayeless

@Miraz @marclafountain @Bruff Thanks for the sympathy, everyone :) It definitely wasn't fun, and I'm hoping it's not the start of a new trend.

Portufraise
Portufraise

@jayeless That was a horrible experience! Hope it was just a one-off thing and it won't happen again!

Microlorian
Microlorian

@jayeless I often faint when drawing blood. Nothing new for me. Sure, if you're not used to that, it's unusual at first. There are worse things. Everything will be fine.

jayeless
jayeless

@Portufraise Thanks, I really hope so 🙁

@Microlorian It wasn't just the fainting itself, but also the intense pain and numbness in my lower arm and hand where the nerve got pinched. It just went on and on and on because she wouldn't remove the needle to try for a better spot, and where it was, the blood was taking foreverrrr to flow into the little tube. I was 90% better three hours later, but the excruciating pain followed by the fainting was really not a fun time.

davidmarsden
davidmarsden

@jayeless That sounds awful. I'm an occasional blood test fainter, but it does sound like this was hopefully a one-off for you due to the pain. Hope you're feeling back to normnal soon.

jayeless
jayeless

@davidmarsden Thank you. Fingers crossed 😊

val
val

@jayeless Oh man, sorry to hear about that. Sounds horrible enough to throw off anyone's day. Did you go alone or did you have someone to accompany you home?

jayeless
jayeless

@val Thanks. The clinic is about a 5min walk from home, so I just walked down by myself, which meant I then had to walk home again, haha. But I waited there for a while first, until I'd recovered enough to walk. Then Viv was at home so he could make sure I was OK after that 👍

pimoore
pimoore

@jayeless Yikes, that must've been terrifying. I was petrified of needles as a kid, but thankfully never went through something like this. Glad they were able to quickly help you out.

jayeless
jayeless

@pimoore Yeah, it was a bad time! I got through it, though 😅

hollie
hollie

@jayeless Yikes, that sounds awful! It sounds like she hit a nerve or something? The hand going numb is definitely not a normal thing. I'm glad you're resting! So sorry that happened.

jayeless
jayeless

@hollie Yeah, I think it's very likely she hit a nerve 😢 Feeling a lot better today, at least.

val
val

@jayeless oh, that's good to hear! One of my first thoughts was that I would hate to have to drive myself home or even take public transport home after an experience like that ☹️ but glad to hear you're feeling better today