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My Rainbow [Sep. 9th, 2007|04:19 pm]
Kelly J. Cooper
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There's a bruise in the crook of my arm. It's green with purple dots. It aches. It was given to me by a phlebotomist who doesn't like to use butterfly needles.

I'm pretty sure he gave me this bruise on purpose, to teach me a lesson about requesting a butterfly. It didn't work. I'll ask for a butterfly next time. And the time after that, and after that, until they come up with something even better.

And if I ever see one of those signs that tells patients not to ask for particular needles because the technician knows best? I'm gonna rip it down.

No matter how cranky it makes other people, I will no longer compromise my health care just to get along with impatient and ignorant strangers.

[User Picture]From: metagnat
2007-09-09 05:31 pm (UTC)
Good for you! Don't compromise. You know what you need, no matter how often or how emphatically they try to tell you that they know better than you do.

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[User Picture]From: lillibet
2007-09-09 10:44 pm (UTC)
So he managed to bruise you even with a butterfly? Impressive. Hrmph. Good for you, asking for what you want. I hope the results are better in future.
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[User Picture]From: foomf
2007-09-10 05:29 am (UTC)
I would mention the bruise to the head nurse at the clinic.
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[User Picture]From: laurenpburka
2007-09-10 08:20 am (UTC)
Amen, sister.
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[User Picture]From: egwenna
2007-09-10 08:43 am (UTC)
I once told a Dr that I wouldn't have blood drawn at her office because the tech was so lousy. She assured me it wouldn't be a problem (again) because enough of us had complained and that the tech had been relocated and someone who could actually draw blood had replaced her. So, change can occasionally be forced.
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