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Twenty-Five Days of Blood Draws: Day 7 - Pahavit's Universe — LiveJournal

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Date: 10-18-2011 12:05 AM
Subject: Twenty-Five Days of Blood Draws: Day 7
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Tags:blood, disability/medical, fibromyalgia, me/cfs, stanford, study, won-ton
Twenty-Five Days of Blood Draws: Day 7


A peek into the lab.  It's empty, with just a skeleton crew on the weekend.

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A look into the infusion room, which is my view from where I have to sit to have my temperature, heart rate and blood pressure taken.  It is empty here because it is the weekend, but during the week I have to sit and look at patients in there being counseled by nurses or getting their blood drawn.

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Getting stuck.

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Blood draw.

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Two tubes, 20 ccs total.  Yes, I am really taking pictures of my own blood being drawn.  No, it didn't hurt.  Much.

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blood draw




The cohesive compression bandage comes off afterwards when I get home.

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My cat Won-Ton says, "Where have you been and why do you smell like a hospital?"

cat


This goes on every day, including Saturdays and Sundays, until November 3.  How will you be spending the next two and a half weeks?


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