Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tapping the vain

Went and had my pulmonary testing today pretty cut and dry except for when they decided to take my blood for an arterial blood gas test. If you did not have this done basically it is  big as needle in your wrist. I knew it was going to be  unpleasant, but holy hell i was checking to make sure she did not go through the other side.

Have you ever had a doctor who would ask you questions but would not listen to the answers you respond with? The pulmonary doc asked if i used a cpap machine and I responded with "I love my cpap machine, been using it for 9 years" then over the next 15 min he goes on and on about how to make sure i take it with me and make sure i use it. Umm i just told you i love it... on and on he goes until i jumped up on to the desk and yelled YES YES IT IS A MIRACLE I WILL USE THE CPAP MACHINE PRAISE THE LORD FOR SENDING THIS ANGEL TO TELL ME THIS NEWS!!!!!!"

well not real but you could see me doing it right ?


  1. I've never heard of an arterial blood gas test. Sounds awful! What's the purpose of said test? I hate it when people don't really listen!

  2. Theresa,

    The ABG measures, among other things. the Oxygen saturation of the blood vs. the amount of Carbon Dioxide that the blood is carrying. It's the most accurate way to determine lung function. I'm an LPN, currently studying for my RN, and I have to study this stuff all the time. LOL

  3. You forgot to mention they use a shaka zulu spear to do it!

  4. I hate getting blood taken and that just sounds awful! Glad you survived! :) I hate when doctors are like that or when they act like you're bothering them and they have more important things to be doing instead of talking to you.