Wednesday, April 23, 2008


I am so excited...I got the job! It is a phleb2 position; And I seriously get Beneifts. That is what i'm most excited about. I was walking out to my car after work today and I starting crying, I was so HAPPY and full of gratitude. I feel so blessed. I also got a huge raise, and once I pass this coding class that i'll be going to next month I'll get another 5% raise. I can't believe how everything just works out piece by piece and in it's own time. I am so excited I can't tell you enough! Thank you all for your support. I love you all!
This week in class, actually tonight. I had another 4 successful draws and 4 finger pokes. I hate the finger pokes. I'm so glad we don't do those in the lab. Anyway class is fun and I have 6 weeks left.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Good Week in Class

So this week went a lot better in class. I had 4 successful draws and wasn't scared at all. I was steady and i did a good job. I drew a guy and his veins were so amazing so i'm sure that helped. I really am loving it now. It's so weird how you can be so completly terrified of something and hate it and then the week or so you are totally the opposite. I'm so glad that I am doing better. I had an interview for a phleb/recep on Tues. I really almost threw up I was so nervous...that has never happened to me before. I really shouldn't of even been nervous b/c I know all the ladies who interviewed me, two of them were my supervisor's, But it went well. I will find out if I got the job today or tomorrow. There are 4 canidates and 2 positions. If I get it I will start training right away and work down in the Budge Lab.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Phlebotomy AHHHHH!

So I started my Phlebotomy class last wed.! It is going to be a fun class except I can't seem to stay calm when ever my prof. talks about drawing blood. My heart literally starts beating so fast I have just breath deeply. So The class runs every wed. night and last night we had to start drawing eachothers blood. It was really terrifing for me. I was shaking and had to take several deep breaths. I don't know if I'm going to make it. I really want to be able to master this art but It's going to take a lot of work. I am willing to put the work into it but it's just getting over my fear is the problem. I did pretty well needless to say for my first time ever drawing blood. Let me tell you, it is a definant coordination process. Thats why I call it an art. Last night I also had a nightmare about phlebotomy. I was drawing blood and while I was trying to puch out the tube of blood the needle pulled up not out and forced the skin to rise with it creating a pocket full of blood. I thought the vein was going to explode. I woke up to my heart beating so fast. I was so scared. (I know this sounds weird but i was really scared). I tryed to think of something else but everytime I closed my eyes all I could see or think about was drawing blood. I could barely stand it. I was so mad and frecked out. I finally got back to sleep and woke up and got ready for work and when I thought about drawing blood I was amazingly calm. So maybe the dream just helped me get over my fear. But we will see when the time comes again to draw blood. Sorry this post is so long.

This last weekend Clarke and I went to my brothers house in Syracuse for the third weekend in a row. It was a blast. We went for bike ride-(motorcycle ride) Watched conference and just hung out. I also got a free old vintage sowing machine from my sister in laws parents. It is awesome. I have been wanting a sowing machine FOREVER and now I have one YAY! Plus my friend Jem from work is going to give me sowing lessons. Here are some cute/cool pictures of the weekend of family. Mostly my cute nephew Jett. He's going pro....(basketball).....when he gets older. Tee Hee!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

I just wanted to post something amazing on this most special day.

Just kidding I am lame I know. I just wanted to play a little April Fools trick on everyone...But i'm thinkin it didn't really work! I haven't ever done anything for April Fools day. So I thought that I would give it try this year on the blog. I know I'm a dork. It wasn't funny! :) At least I tryed.