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Author Topic: Needles, Pokes, and Prods  (Read 1657 times)

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Offline MoltenStorm

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Needles, Pokes, and Prods
« on: August 31, 2006, 01:31:14 PM »
Now that I have most everyone's attention... hehe

I get to go get blood drawn again. YAY! (not) Wish me luck! :)
"Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful nor conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people's sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes." - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, adaptation in A Walk To Remember

CD4: 555 / 29% / Undetectable - 7 Nov 2006
CD4: 555 / 29% / Undetectable - 5 Feb 2007

Offline Lwood

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Re: Needles, Pokes, and Prods
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2006, 01:44:27 PM »
Its always good to be friendly with the Nurse that does blood draws... They give kids candy after a shot or a blood draw, I stop on the way home and get a 6 Pack...Keeps me Motivated.
"Fortunately, I Keep My T Cells Numbered For Just Such An Emergency"
  -Either Foghorn Leghorn or Johnny Cash

Offline cmhjeff

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Re: Needles, Pokes, and Prods
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2006, 02:02:20 PM »
Hey Molten, you'll do fine. It'll be a breeze someday.  When I first tested POZ some 15 years ago occasionally the nurse would tell me my veins would roll and they'd have to poke me again. I quickly learned I only get faint and see stars if I know the nurse is having problems. I have huge veins so there shouldn't be a problem but just to be safe I tell the nurses not to tell me if they are having problems and just to keep quiet and pole away until they hit a geyser.


Good luck pretty boy.  ;)

Offline MoltenStorm

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Re: Needles, Pokes, and Prods
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2006, 05:49:32 PM »
Thanks guys. (Extra thanks to you, cmhjeff, for calling me pretty boy)  ;)

Blood draw was a snap. I'm going back on the 14th for the results. I keep waiting on that letter from the state that says I can start Atripla. It should be arriving any day now.
"Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful nor conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people's sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes." - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, adaptation in A Walk To Remember

CD4: 555 / 29% / Undetectable - 7 Nov 2006
CD4: 555 / 29% / Undetectable - 5 Feb 2007

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Needles, Pokes, and Prods
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2006, 08:56:57 PM »
Hey molten,

Wishing you the best on your blood tests results !! Good Luck !!



The Best-----Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



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Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 12/10/14,  t-cells are at 350,  Previous 8/25/14--- 402/ Viral load remains <40

 Current % is at 13% / Previous 8/25/14 11%

  
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Offline ACinKC

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Re: Needles, Pokes, and Prods
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2006, 09:54:46 PM »
Poked and Prodded is how I got this blasted virus!  Course those werent needles and I wasnt picky!
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Offline alive2

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Re: Needles, Pokes, and Prods
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2006, 01:40:53 AM »
i dont like it either but,theres this reall beautiful nurse,and shes the only one i let do it,i think its her eyes that kill me,or the tits,but thats my take on it,get to be comfotable and its not so bad,depending on how many vials they want of corse.and if they hit the vein correctly,and arent rookies.take care

Offline david25luvit

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Re: Needles, Pokes, and Prods
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2006, 06:19:39 AM »
Hey Molten.........

                        Had a white Persian cat named Pretty Boy....but you are a cutie pie.  Doing lab work...getting stuck is a necessary evil we all must endure.  And for some of us the process is a major ordeal.  The clinic where I
go to have my blood work done has to schedule my appointment for labwork around a certain young lady's schedule...since she's the only one who can "successfully" withdraw the endless tubes of black blood from my veins.

And as if rolling veins and knots weren't bad enough....my blood pressure is so low and my body usually so dehydrated I find myself getting stuck several times before the ORDEAL is over.  I walk out with all these band aids on my arms, confronted by the nervous smiles of those awaiting their turn.

 Good Luck sweetie........Hope you have an easier time of it than I do ::)
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Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: Needles, Pokes, and Prods
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2006, 08:15:14 AM »
Pretty Boy? More like Gorgeous ;)
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Offline wellington

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Re: Needles, Pokes, and Prods
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2006, 05:14:39 PM »
I can remember the first blood draw vividly. I don't generally like needles but I guess with this HIV thing I was resigned to the fact that it was going to become routine. "11 vials? OMG. You can't be serious. Do I even have that much blood?" I'm sure my face went as white as my shirt, but, thankfully, the nurse at the clinic is an angel. I'm certain I didn't notice her cleavage, so, yah, I'll stick by my feeling that she's some other-worldy spirit. It's one of the few times I can remember the procedure being finished before I knew it and I didn't even have to sit a spell or drink something afterward. Fear sure is the mind killer. I'm just gonna smile from here on in - unless I'm going to a mall. Grrrr.

Offline MoltenStorm

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Re: Needles, Pokes, and Prods
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2006, 10:57:21 PM »
Gorgeous? Cutie Pie? :o Ok, where do you want me?  ;)

The lady that pokes and prods me is really good. I didn't even feel it go in. The first time hurt like a B****, and she used the industrial strength needle on me. I wasn't getting away from that needle under any circumstances.

My veins don't tend to deflect needles. They are just hard to find. She knows how to work me though. ;)

« Last Edit: September 01, 2006, 10:58:55 PM by MoltenStorm »
"Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful nor conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people's sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes." - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, adaptation in A Walk To Remember

CD4: 555 / 29% / Undetectable - 7 Nov 2006
CD4: 555 / 29% / Undetectable - 5 Feb 2007

Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: Needles, Pokes, and Prods
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2006, 11:49:02 PM »
That's hot
Positive since 1985

 


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