I’ve just been diagnosed with DVT and have been getting shots twice daily for the past few days and have had my blood drawn twice since Monday. Ironically, the 2x/day shots don’t bother me, but I still can’t handle the blood draws. Looks like I’m going to be having to get used to it though. Today I listened to my Ipod while they did it and it helped distract me.
DVT = Deep Vein Thrombosis, or Blood Clots.
Since I have started getting the blood draws four months ago, I’ve gotten to where they don’t bother me too much. The trick is to make sure the phlebotomist uses a butterfly needle, look away and think about anything but the needle.