One Test, Two Nurses, Five Attempts

Yes, as you can probably tell from the title, it was not a great day for a blood test. It was a gloomy day, very different from yesterday’s lovely Spring weather, and there was a touch of rains and cold in the air. I was seen quickly but after three attempts, was passed on to another nurse (my favourite) with a comment about drinking and dehydration. This always the excuse. I have difficult veins, and some nurses have better luck than others at finding them. Even my favourite nurse took two attempts today.

It’s raining now and looks set to stay that way for the rest of the day. I am home from my errands and Julia is home from hers, so I have arranged for a delivery of Kentucky Fried Chicken. This is the height of decadence and I feel slightly ashamed to be doing it. However, if someone reads this in the future they might like to take a break from their processed soya meal in a tube/Soylent Green/organically grown algae and reflect on the fact that we could once order fried chicken for lunch. Others I suppose, would say that posterity doesn’t need to know about my attachment to junk food.

The food is nearly here now, so I’d better finish.  Once I correct my writing troubles (which are starting to get less troublesome) I will address some of the worst aspects of my diet. Now that Spring is here it feels like time to start renewing myself. However, I’ve said that before and it hasn’t really worked.

6 thoughts on “One Test, Two Nurses, Five Attempts

  1. tootlepedal

    We have just about finished eating our own potatoes from last year, so if the worst comes to the worst we could probably junk the flowers and grow enough veg to live off without having to turn to algae.

      1. quercuscommunity Post author

        I forgot them. I’v eaten several types of insect when we used to do alternative foods on the farm, and was developing a module on using insect “flour” when we had to leave. Then we decide vegetarian was the way to go.

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