Difficulties with taking bloods
Since start of my diagnosis my veins have been difficult to take blood-often vein would appear but fall down. This was made worse after chemo treatment
Having blood taken then became such a hurdle.
At times would manage easily and then other times several failed attempts which at times left me feeling so low. As most people not a fan needles but it becomes part of what has to be done but for me and I know many others becomes upsetting and frustrating.
Hope this helps anyone but tell your nurse/ phlebotomist before that you have issues with getting blood out- majority will listen and just spend bit of time checking before just trying to draw out blood. I had couple times when it was rather painful and this kind of made me so anxious about blood tests rather than concentrating on my recovery after operation.
When right person takes blood they really know their stuff and if you are in hospital post op and this is issue staff taking care of you will probably ask for a&e doctor to visit and in my case -assessed arms which by then were black n blue - took time and blood taken first time
Good luck everyone as I know from being 11 days in hospital this is huge issue for many of us