sammyfrank (sammyfrank) wrote in bad_service,
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Well, that hit a nerve

Went to the doctor's a couple of weeks ago for a physical exam, head to toe. As part of the exam I had bloodwork drawn, he has a lab in his office. When I got there the line was so long they said they would do the exam first, then I could do the bloodwork. After the physical the line was still long, but I had to wait (fasting bloodwork, by now it's 11 am and I'm cranky).

The line moved so slowly but finally I got in, the woman put the needle in my arm and a lightning bolt shot down my arm, it hurt so much. She was horrified and asked if I was OK, the pain subsided so I told her to continue (5 vials).

Anyway, 2 days later I got horrible pain in my arm constantly, and by a week later it wasn't getting any better. I had to go back to the doctor for a follow up but I ended up seeing a Nurse Practitioner and I told her the woman hit a nerve when she was drawing my blood.

The NP declared it was impossible, there are no nerves there, it couldn't have happened, and if you have a nerve there then your body is wired differently than every other person on the planet. Huh. She ordered nerve testing and an ultrasound and I went on my way.

Fast forward to this past Friday for yet another follow up appointment, but this time I get to see my doctor, the top guy. By this time the pain is almost gone, but as we're wrapping up our appointment I tell him about my blood draw and the pain and he gets up to leave and says "oh yeah, she hit a nerve, happens a lot. It'll go away."
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