Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Leech

It is now a bright purple -turning black with a small red bee sting-like bump right in the centre.
In the crook of my elbow, where arm meets hand/ upper arm.
Ever been to a clinical lab? And encountered a trainee punk lab assistant with hair longer than his white coat? And watched him while he stuck a needle into your arm and THEN fished for the vein? Eh? The most you could do then was to give him a "you-lowly-worm look", because squirming with needle in arm is bad idea. And when he thinks it is enough to take two ml blood, another punk assistant tells him he will have to take four? So he plunges needle in once more and THEN casts out for the elusive (?!) vein? AND nearly turns a faint when he sees the blood gushing out of that needle exit, leaving YOU to dab at your unnaturally bleeding hand? Been there? EH?
IF you have, then tell me the colour of your bruise.
On the same day that I got my war-wound, I saw three others who flaunted stabs in varying shades of yellow, blue, one particularly evil green. All of them had just encountered one version or the other of the Trainee Punk Lab Assistant. Mine, I pointed out, was the arch criminal, Chief Trainee Lab Assistant Punkster.
And if you haven't, then good for you! And I do hope you never meet that sad sack lab ass.


P.S. In case I've sounded like long hair was the reason for his inefficiency, then let me set the record straight: I have nothing against men with long hair. Truly! :)

x

26 Comments:

Blogger Mukund said...

have been there several times over and yes, the colour of the bruise varies each time. purple and dark red seem to be the colours more often! have also had the privilege of being pricked in 5 different veins with each one swelling up like a balloon! after all those pricks, this idiot tells me that he'll make one more small prick!! felt like grabbing the needle n stabbing him with it...

sorry, ennoda soga kadhaiya solli ungala bore adikkaren!

12:44 am

 
Blogger keerthi said...

me me me.. Looks like everyone gone one trainee punk stabbing the arm.

I used to go to a doctor, who never injects a syringe for anything. Its simply a prescription scribbling game at the doctors. Unfortunately after nearly 15 years i had to be injected because of this damn accident. And this lovely lady comes in and does some "thol-porul aaraaichy" on my vein. Gawd ! This wasnt even a lab like what you've told. It was the SMF hospital. Thanks to my mom, that lady never came in again. But wonder how many other explorations, she'd have had.

Oh ! mine was dark red with a gradient fading to my skin color. whew ! looks like its become an artwork.

6:33 am

 
Blogger arvindiyer said...

Good, am glad..or else am never comin back here again..Long hair rocks *Muhahaha* how are you madam? any more sundal at the beach meetings?

9:29 am

 
Blogger None said...

mukund
hi! soga kathai, sontha kathai ellam welcome here!

cheers!
ramya

3:07 pm

 
Blogger None said...

Keerthi,

thol-porul- araaiychi!:)
these guys gotta learn, eh? they learn on us!
cheers!
ramya

3:13 pm

 
Blogger None said...

saint,

you might not believe this, but the p.s. was written with you in mind! :)

cheers!
ramya

3:14 pm

 
Blogger the wannabe indian punkster said...

ewww Ramya! Feel better....and "thou shalt not speaketh evil of men with long hair" except this one of course( in my worst attempt at shakespearan english:P, but you get the point, hee hee)
BTW your link to my site does not work in your link list:((assuming 'punk meg' is me, if it isnt please ignore this statement while I go cover my face in embarassment:P)
keep clicking!
Megha

3:59 am

 
Blogger anand said...

Hello ramya,
i am just getting into the blog world to share something that is happening currently in my life. I hope as a journalist you could provide your views.

Blog URL http://anandpreethi.blogspot.com/

cheers

5:40 am

 
Blogger Shiv Shankar said...

Most graphic description i ever heard for a Blood Test

12:34 pm

 
Blogger Sriram said...

Hmm... this is the worstest-u. but here's the solution. Take another needle and stab the guy right on his neck... or atleast his butt and before taking the needle out, bend it a little. (evil, no?) I'm sure i would have loved to do just that, but fortunately, my blood test/donation experiences haven't been this bad :)

11:35 pm

 
Blogger Ram said...

hi Ramya- off topic.
i had sent u a msg thru orkut. I'd have emailed you but cudnt get the id from your blog profile. Can you either check your orkut msg or send me an email to rammgopalt@yahoo.com , please?
it's about
http://myindiaasabeacon.blogspot.com/2006/02/difference-between-literacy-and.html

11:10 am

 
Blogger None said...

megha,

hee hee.that was you and it was my mistake and i have to go and hide my face now! sorry mate, undersight! :)

cheers!
ramya

1:28 pm

 
Blogger None said...

anand,

welcome to the blog world! :) i'll chk out ur site!

cheers!
ramya

1:29 pm

 
Blogger None said...

shivshanker,

it does get a little gross doesnt it? but my arm is STILL hurting.
btw, was that a compliment? ;)

cheers!
r

1:31 pm

 
Blogger None said...

minimal ego,

you can mail me at bnetarbit@yahoo.com

cheers!
ramya

1:42 pm

 
Blogger None said...

sriram,

hey, wurshtest man! this was my first time too! :)

cheers!
r

1:45 pm

 
Blogger Jay said...

Oh yikes. Bad enough that you have to be drained of blood, but to be desanguinated so clumsily!

Kill! Kill! Kill!

1:56 pm

 
Blogger None said...

hey jay,

kill, eh? i'd have thought you capable of that BEFORE the benevolence to homeless post! :)

cheers!
r

11:21 pm

 
Blogger the wannabe indian punkster said...

*phew*....I didnt have to cover my face after all!yayy....:)
Megha

6:06 am

 
Blogger keerthi said...

one more ...
http://avyuktaslb.blogspot.com/2006/01/untitled-emotions.html

8:38 am

 
Anonymous Ravi said...

Akka,
What's this? A small prick and you're making a big hoo-ha out of it! Next time somebody draws blood, have them first apply a torniquet tight...that ought to make vein(s) visible enough to draw blood from. It appears from your post that Chief Trainee Lab Assistant Punkster missed this important part before the withdrawal! As punishment, lets gang up and chop his mane off, to the scalp! Wat say?
:)

1:14 pm

 
Blogger None said...

megha,

:) nope! but i am! :)

cheers!
r

1:25 pm

 
Blogger None said...

keerthi,

thanks! am just going there!

cheers!
r

1:26 pm

 
Blogger None said...

ravi,

small prick?!!! my hand is still black and strangely yellow. the next time, i had to have my blood taken five times and since this oaf had goofed up on one arm, i had to take five pricks on the other. irritating as it was, the lab ass was so good it hardly shows!

cheers!
r

1:31 pm

 
Blogger Shiv Shankar said...

YES it was compliment !!! :)

2:57 pm

 
Blogger chikuado said...

aw man... seriously! i think these guys do their practicals on live specimens like us! there was this 1 time wen i went for a blood test and the stupid nurse fainted before she took the needle out.. man.. i was so mad!!

7:06 pm

 

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