To help delve further into the underlying causes of my skin issues, today I had a blood test done at Life Labs. I’ve always been scared of needles and generally shy away from anything involving sharp pointy objects being poked into me unless my life depended on it. But this time was an exception. I’ve been having a lot of eczema and skin inflammation issues for over a year now so I really needed to get some answers.
Little did I know that they would need to take a FULL 10 VIALS OF BLOOD from my left arm. When I saw all the little test tube sized vials I cringed at the thought and made sure to look away during the whole process. Going into it I had no idea what to expect. I had been fasting since 10pm last night and it was 3pm by the time I was getting this done. When the lady poked the needle into my arm, it just felt like a pinch. Not too bad. The whole process actually went by relatively fast. Say maybe under 2 minutes? She was so fast in filling those vials and I have never lost so much blood in such a short period of time.
Towards the end of it, I felt a stronger pinching sensation in my arm, probably because I was running out of blood and she was trying to suck more out…vampires!! I was so focused on not focusing on the fact the needle was in my arm but I vaguely recall her saying ‘I need more blood!’ as she tried filling the 1oth vial and me thinking that ‘I’m sure you have enough already…’ After she took the needle out, I felt so weak and wanted to faint but thankfully didn’t. I just really needed to close my eyes and lean back. I felt so dizzy and hot. The lady kept asking me if I had any candy, sugar, or chocolate in my bag I could eat. I actually didnt…and also was too dizzy to get it if I did, so she gave me some water, fanned me, and then gave me some glucose drink to replenish my glucose levels. After a couple of minutes I left the seat and just sat around the waiting room to wait for the dizziness to subside.
I’ve yet to hear what the results are but hopefully nothing serious will come of it and that it will help provide some answers.