Doctors and needles

drawing blood

Friday, 14 January 2011

Do you like going to the doctors? Despite being overweight, I rarely have to visit the doctor’s office. So during my school holidays in January, I head there to have my annual checkup. I have a mother with diabetes and high blood pressure and a father with cholesterol problems and I have thyroid problems. So this visit usually ends up with me having to fast overnight to have 2 or more tubes of blood taken out of me the next day.

Then comes the next problem … can we find somewhere that will allow that amount of blood out of the arm? Lots of capillaries close to the surface, but they need to go deeper. Hence the image for today.

Do you like going to the doctor or dentist where you need injections? Why?