Saturday, July 16, 2011

Drawing Blood

At the county hospital, the  phlembotomists only draw patients blood at one certain time.  If you want blood drawn at any other time, you have to do it yourself.

This morning, one of my funny old man patients refused to let phlebotomy draw his blood.  So I had too, which is one of my least favorite parts of being an intern because it takes forever on some people.   While I was doing it, I asked why he refused them.  He said that it was because he likes me more and wanted me to draw his blood.

Dear patient, I appreciate that you like me.  Please please please find a new way to show it.


  1. Please don't turn into Christina Yang!!! (Not that I could ever see that happen.

    Mrs. B