Thursday, January 21, 2010

my cholesterol and my ARM

I had my cholesterol testing Monday. It came back as high- which I already knew! It was 352!! LDL was around 225. wow! At least it came down from the 400's though! I am now on meds. exciting, I know. I am getting too old!

So when the nurse did my blood draw, she sucked at it! It freakin' hurt. I don't like being poked anyway but I can handle it as long as I'm not looking at it. It did hurt pretty bad though. She didn't warn me or even say anything to me for that matter. Once I left the office and got in the car my arm had a huge lump on it where she had stabbed me. It also already was starting to bruise. The lump went down as the day went on but my bruise got bigger.

2 days after my stab to the arm, my arm looked like this....

I'm not very good at getting pictures of bruises but you can at least see it in that picture. The color is darker in real life.



The Munck Family said...

Yikes! That looks really nasty. Hope all is well now!

Debbie Yost said...

That happened to me once. Some nurses shouldn't be allowed to draw blood. Some are good at it, though. My mom's a nurse and she worked in a nursing home. She was very good at it and would get frustrated with those that just kept poking trying to fine a vein.

Guess I should have read this post before I commented on the other one. :-)