9 March 2010

Peak +7 Pleasure

I never, ever thought that I would ever want to blog about having an incredibly pleasant blood drawing experience!

Remember a month ago when I had to get blood drawn a month ago? Well, when I was speaking to the customer service people I found out that there's a lab much closer to my school. So that's where I headed after work today and I have to say that it was great!

First off, the lab is so much bigger than the "ghetto" lab that I usually go to. There were lots of chairs to sit in (not that I needed) and the waiting area was nice, clean and uncluttered. At the ghetto lab there are about six chairs that are so close together that I feel uncomfortable sitting next to people.

Secondly, there was hardly a wait. When I was checked in I was told to go to the back and to sit in one of the cubicles and instead of three cramped ones, there were FIVE! And they weren't little cubicles, they were PALATIAL in comparison to the ghetto lab's.

Thirdly, the technician remembered me from the ghetto lab! I try to make small talk with the techs since I'm so scared and I guess they appreciate having nice and polite people as patients. I guess it helps that I always ask them how they're doing AND that it was absolutely gorgeous outside! Anyhow, the technician and I talked about how much nicer this lab was than other one. She also mentioned that the next time I have to get blood work done and it's really busy (like on a Saturday) that I should mention her name and that she would take me right away!

I never thought that I would appreciate having connections at the local lab, but I am now!

And to top it all off, it didn't hurt a bit. The technician used a butterfly needle and I didn't even have to ask! Woot woot!

I guess having to deal with IF for this long has made me excited about the strangest things, eh?

Btw, only four more sleeps until we leave for Arizona!

p.s. I haven't had any reaction to the new antibiotics, let's hope it stays that way!


  1. Haha, I love it that we IF'ers, instead of being the regular at the local bar or beauty salon, get special treatment at the blood lab :). The new lab sounds like a step up, that's for sure!

  2. haha, I know what you mean, we do come to appreciate each and every "break" we can get!!!

    I am so happy it was so much better. I think its so not fair we have to get stuck so much anyways, on top of infertility. Thankfully God is helping it to be a little easier for you.

  3. It's the little things right? I so get that!

  4. Good blood draws ARE oddly pleasing.

    Hope the UTI is gone for good!

  5. Not surprised you brighten her day. Glad to hear it went well!