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Getting your blood drawn like a pro

There are people that do not mind having their blood drawn, some people even like it. But that last one is more a fetish than something else. I can’t do hurt very well so I don’t know what it’s like. I do however know how it is to get your blood draw especially when you don’t want it. I know this is something a lot of people are worried about. Today I wanted to give some tips how you can make the experience a bit better.

Wear something comfortable, you need to put up your sleeve so that they can draw the blood from your arm. For that reason I would wear a t-shirt in the summer and a jumper with sleeves you can put us easily. I would also advice not to wear white. I give these tips because I have done all of these things and it makes it more of an hassle.

Don’t fling your arms about. The hospital I get my blood taken aren’t a fan of bandages. So you get a cotton fluf with a plaster and they call it a day. If you are like me and your body doesn’t close up quickly enough don’t fling your arms about. I always talk with my hands but I take extra care. Just to be sure to I don’t put blood al over my clothes. Which seems highly unlikely but can happen.

Don’t do arms if you can help it. Muscles that are sore aren’t really the best thing you can do for your arms. Therefor I try not to work on arms the day of or the day before.

Be honest, tell the nurse you are nervous they will take extra care.

My final tip, there are ways for the hospital to put a little tube in your body so that they can draw blood without sticking a needle in your every time. You could ask for this option if you get your blood drawn every week, if you have a serious illness or something. When I was sick I had this after a while and it was the best decision I ever made.

Anyway, don’t sweat it. You’ll be fine. It will be over before you know it

Lots of love,
Melissa

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