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.

2 comments:

Jacque said...

You sound just like me and spiders. I just watched the last "Lord of the Rings" the other day and I think that big giant spider was sooo SCARY!! That would be like a Horrific NIGHTMARE! The fears are a real thing and facing them is one of the best ways to overcome them!

The Ashcroft's said...

I know you and Clarke are our friends, I was talking about from Dust's high school friends. Love ya.