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Bloody Hell!

17 Aug

I can’t describe how much I actually hate blood tests. Not only do they involve someone actually taking your blood (ugh), but it’s the needles in particular that get to me. Bah, needles are nothing. I can take them!” I hear you scream. No. You think that- I thought that. But it’s only when you’re sitting in that unnecessarily large chair that they always make you sit in (you know, the one that makes you feel tiny and insignificant and unprotected), and actually SEE that scarily big needle when you realise that you’re not prepared at all for it to pierce through your skin and enter your arm! It’s even worse when you think about it happening as it happens- for some reason it seems to make it all the more painful when you’re expecting and obsessing over it.

As you may have guessed, I had a blood test today. And obviously it was the best part of my day… I think the most enjoyable moment had to be when the nurse had trouble finding my vein and had to squeeze my arm repeatedly for what seemed like forever, hoping to find it. Funnily enough, that did make me more nervous would you believe! Yeah, blood tests are so horrible that even my vein was hiding!

Anyway after the worst was over (the experience of feeling the needle move inside my skin and the agonising wait as the nurse took three vials of my blood!), the ache of my arm following the blood test was much more welcome than another appearance of the Needle Monster would have been.

And on a much happier note, I can report that to cheer myself after my morbid visit to the hospital, I decided to spend money I don’t have on some much-needed retail therapy! I bought this top, £7.99, from New Look. It seems the whole nautical theme is always in: and I love horizontally striped tops and have wanted to buy one for ages. Also, front knot tees have been very popular this summer. Right on!