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  • #256190
    BlueWren
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    I needed to have a blood test recently, but the nurse stuffed up and “popped” the vein on my hand…….I think that means she put the needle right through the vein.Another nurse took over to try another vein, and the first one, no spring chicken herself, said “The trouble with the elderly is that the skin moves very easily.”

    Well, sorry about that! I didn’t mind when I was “mature” or later “middle aged” but now it’s official . I am ELDERLY!! :jawdrop: Maybe true but I still don’t like it!!! :laugh: :laugh:

    #515675
    calliecat
    Participant

    LOL there is no way you are elderly

    hmmm well……. hmmmmm, uummmm – or maybe :kiss: lol

    how’s the hand

    I stand by my first statement 🙂

    there is no way you are elderly

    #515676

    Don’t listen to them BlueWren, it was either their lack of experience or patience that was the problem. You are only as old as you want to be.

    #515677
    BlueWren
    Member

    calliecat post=331852 wrote: LOL there is no way you are elderly

    hmmm well……. hmmmmm, uummmm – or maybe :kiss:

    how’s the hand

    STUFF YOU ! No more fabric for you my girl!! :laugh: :laugh: The hand is JUST FINE !!!

    #515678
    calliecat
    Participant

    LOL I edited my first post LOL

    WHILE you were posting your next one :laugh: :laugh:

    #515679
    BlueWren
    Member

    calliecat post=331857 wrote: LOL I edited my first post LOL

    WHILE you were posting your next one :laugh: :laugh:

    Yeah!! I just noticed!! I have another big box of fabric for you………. :laugh:

    #515680
    Bobbee
    Member

    Blimey girls please play nicely now. :laugh: :laugh:

    That particular nurse needs to take lessons in ‘people skills’ BlueWren. I guess she was feeling embarrassed at her failure to do her job properly but there was no need to say what she said. :sick: :sick:

    In my book we don’t hit elderly until the birthdays tally reaches 90. Then I MIGHT admit to being elderly. The trouble with me is I feel about 28 but some silly old chook keeps jumping in front of me when I look in the mirror or shop windows and such! It gives me such a fright, I wish she’d just bugger off and leave me alone, nosy old bugger. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    :hug: :hug: :hug:

    #515681
    Robyne
    Member

    It is the nurses as we have one down here who all the elderly go to she is so good. :tup:

    When I took my friend in to the doctors, before she went to hospital, the nurse went sideways through her vein and the bruise, was huge, that big, the hospital asked her if she was really ill elsewhere, as they were looking at it. When I said a nurse at the doctors did it. She said a lot of nurses, leave school, not knowing how to take blood properly. :shrug:

    I know your problem having that person who ages before you do looking at you. I hate the 0 birthdays :woohoo:

    #515682
    BlueWren
    Member

    Robyne post=331864 wrote:

    I hate the 0 birthdays :woohoo:

    …….especially when there’s only a very few to come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I did have to check at the hospital at the weekend for a health concern …..hence the blood test, but it’s all good , they sent me home …….but today I had a call from Community Health to check how I was feeling and was I OK ,which I really appreciated from a Public Hospital ……..but then she said “Are you managing OK at home? There is help available……….”

    Maybe I really am ELDERLY !!!!!!!! :jawdrop: :jawdrop: :laugh: :laugh:

    #515683
    BlueWren
    Member

    Blimey girls please play nicely now. :laugh: :laugh:

    All good Bobbee!! Me an’ callie’s good friends!I wouldn’t DARE say “Stuff you!” to anyone else!!!!!!

    #515684
    calliecat
    Participant

    BlueWren post=331899 wrote:

    Blimey girls please play nicely now. :laugh: :laugh:

    All good Bobbee!! Me an’ callie’s good friends!I wouldn’t DARE say “Stuff you!” to anyone else!!!!!!

    :tup: :cheer: :cheer:

    #515685
    Bron
    Member

    Nah, it was them, not your age. An OB managed to do the same thing to me once. I was very pregnant of course, and definitely not elderly 😉

    #515686
    Judi B
    Keymaster

    I hate it when you go for a blood test and they don’t listen to you… they always have trouble getting the vein but I know my left arm has the better vein.

    Well maybe you are elderly 😉 :hug: cause I’m old :laugh: I went to the Dr with an annoying small problem and was told that happens when you get old…… DH is older than me and he hasn’t got stupid toenails yet.

    #515687
    Nakedpippi
    Member

    Pffft the nurse is crazy! 😛

    I had a small operation a week ago (they can be small right, even when your out cold?) I warned the Anethesist Nurse my veins are trickly little buggers…hurt like a B****! He told me he was “fishing around for it cause your veins move a lot!”. I am 36, so not in the elderly category as yet, even if some days it feels it 🙂

    Back of my hand is still black 🙁

    #515688
    Judi B
    Keymaster

    Yeah age has nothing to do with it just reading Nakedpippi’s post reminded me of when DSon was born I had to have a drip and they couldn’t find a vein so on the underside of my wrist they cut me found a vein and inserted the needle ….. I was 18 at the time.

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