Finally a good day.
I went for my venesection today, which I have been doing 5 times a week for a good few months now.
Lucky for me that needles do not bother me but I will openly admit that it gets more painful everyday but that may be the fact that my veins don’t want to play anymore and have vanished. They seem to like to play hide and seek.
For those of you that have met me will know that my veins have always popped out and can been seen from a good mile away, lol.
Not now sadly, but one bonus is that my hands don’t look so old now. Whoop whoop to that.
Anyway, back to it.
The norm is for me to go in and have blood taken, which is then tested to check my levels.
My haemoglobin levels are normally through the roof, which is one reason I am having this treatment.
After the blood results are back, they have to have another fight with my veins in preparation to remove a pint of blood.
The needle is a lot bigger and it has started to hurt more each time they do it, why they can just leave it in, I really don’t know.
After the blood is taken, which takes nearly two hours as my blood is so thick, they clean me up and off I go, until the next day’s appointment.
Well today, was my lucky day, I want, they took blood, I waited for the results and the next needle to go in but nope, one happy smiling nurse comes back and tells me that, my level is 1% below which means I’m spared for today.
That felt so amazing to hear, a weight just lifted .
I never knew I could feel so chuffed to hear the words, “yes you can go home”
So for today, one blood test, kinda positive blood results and an afternoon of freedom.
Back tomorrow though to start all again and lung X-rays and heart monitoring. (kinda heard because its shattered in to a billion trillion pieces)
But for now I feel pretty damn chuffed.
High FIVE to today – Happy, Happy