||[Jun. 19th, 2003|05:54 pm]
|||||Itooshi Hito no Tame ni (slow)||]|
Well, I'm back from a relatively busy day. Was a couple minutes late for my physical, but it was ok, since the first thing they had me do was watch a 10 minute video on bloodborne pathogen precautions, and then fill out lots of paperwork on my medical history. The exam itself only took about 4 minutes. The point basically was to see if I'm physically capable of performing my job, so I passed it easily and they didn't ask many questions. Unfortunately, I did have to have blood drawn because I couldn't find the documentation of the various vaccines I got when I was a child. My parents gave it to me at some point, but either I gave it to a different doctor last year and never got it back, or I've lost it in some box during the move.
I hate, hate, HATE having blood drawn. I don't have a problem with blood...I watched a lot of pretty messy surgeries during some of my rotations without being disturbed in the slightest. I don't have a problem with needles either. I don't even flinch when I get a flu shot. I just have this little thing with veins. I don't like talking about them, and I really hate it when they start pressing around the crook of my arm to find one. My veins are small and all either too close to the surface, or too deep, and they roll. Then, it's really disturbing and uncomfortable when they adjust the needle inside my vein to keep the blood flowing. I can't give blood because it's too painful and it took me so long to give a half a pint one time that 3 different people came and donated on the bed next to mine during the same time period. Anyway, to get to the point, I was MUCH relieved that the girl who drew my blood today was quite good at it. I barely felt a thing, and she didn't miss or have to reposition because she used a little tiny needle on me. It was the first time in years that I've had bloodwork done without breaking into a cold sweat and feeling nauseous.
In other news, I finished filling out all the paperwork for my new job and got my new name badge, so I'm all set to start on Monday morning. Wish me luck.
I also realized that in my last post, I mentioned my new kitty Eowyn, but I've never posted a description of her. She's a 10 week old brown and black striped tiger kitten with greenish gold eyes. She's very good at alternating rapidly between hyper and needy/cuddly, which makes sense, seeing as that's what most kittens excel in at this age. Still looking for a way to host the pics, but I'll get them up when I can.
Guess that's all for now...sorry for the lengthiness of this post. Guess I just miss my friends and family. Lucky for me, SirenPrincess is coming to visit me this weekend. I can't wait!