bad blood draw attempt

Originally uploaded by l@in.

you’d think that if a meth addict can manage to inject themself in the neck to get their fix, surely to god a trained professional could manage to get 7ml of blood into one vial without too much trouble, no?

on monday when i went to get the blood drawn for my genetic test, it took 5 tries, and two people to get the necessary biological fluid. it also involved a call to myraid to make sure that i could use a different series of smaller vials to contain the appropriate amount of blood, as the vial provided in the kit was unusable after a heroic attempt to drain blood from a tiny ass vein on the top of my hand, as you see here.

my left forearm is a disaster. i look like a junkie. i’m glad it’s still cold and i’m not living in baltimore anymore.


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