........am I allowed to say that on my Blog?
Because I was saying that very frequently on Monday afternoon.
As we all know I have no veins left after my IL2 treatment. Well obviously I do have them but they are small and deep and for the purposes of getting a needle into them I only really have two small ones left - one on the top of each hand.
I informed the doctor of this when he came to cannulate me prior to my CT scan. And he promptly ignored me and started stabbing my left arm. I repeated it and even showed him the small veins on my hands - he ignored me yet again and turned to my right arm. He then turned to the nurse and said this patient has 'difficult' veins.
Remember me? the patient?? who actually KNOWS about her veins and has just told you ?
Then (and this is where the 'shit' comes in) he tried the inside of my wrist - possibly the most painful place to have a needle inserted. By this time I was getting really cross as you can imagine and practically shoved my hand in his face and said 'Try there!'
So finally he did - but made a mess of that and only managed to get a tiny pink venflon in which is really too thin to take the contrast which is injected. And that means when it is injected it REALLY hurts.
7 stab wounds later, and a badly bruised left hand, finally the CT was finished.
There are idiots in this world and unfortunately some of them are doctors - and I was unlucky enough to meet up with one on Monday.....