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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Horrid situations while on an operating table

Its nice to know that I still have the ability to gross people out. I say that with a smile. I don't know about you but I don't deal with health trials very well. The other day, I had dental surgery.

I made a complete fool out of myself. I'm pretty open with my past- you all know I was a bit of a party monster. Sure, nowadays I am subdued but who knew my past would help.


Yesterday I gave everyone in the operating room a surprise. The nurse did a horrible job of finding my vein . No joke, she stuck the needle in my arm, couldn't find a vein, so she just twirled the needle in my flesh. It was the sickest thing I have ever had to endure. What would you have done in my situation? I'm dying to know because I turned into an absolute control freak.


After five minute of dealing with her incompetence, I told her, "Give me the needle now."

I then proceeded to open and close my hand really fast. She just stared at me. All the while, I held the needle, smacked my forearm, found the vein and shoved the sucker in.


Yep, a party girl past does have its benefits.


The lesson: there are some situations in life that you don't get to pick. Even so, sometimes your biggest mistakes can be a blessing in disguise. They teach you to be mentally strong and they also help you deal with trials. Embrace your mistakes, I say. And if not, make a fool of yourself. It makes life way more exciting.

9 comments:

Fi said...

You've slightly made me squirm, especially as I have a dental visit next week (along with my kids - hoping I won't have to chase them round the dentist's room like I did last time they went). Still, I agree that what seem like dark and questionable times can teach us useful lessons.

By the way, I've given you an award - http://fionajphillips.blogspot.com/2011/08/appreciated-follower-award.html

FrankandMary said...

In that situation I would have left, but what you did certainly solved the immediate problem. Life is freaky & sometimes you have to be freaky back. Very concrete & steel. ~Mary

Robin said...

Love it: 'Embrace your mistakes, I say.'

Yep, yep, yep.

Janiel Miller said...

Russo, you're the best. No two ways about it.

mymy said...

whoa...

i agree. our biggest mistakes can be a blessing in disguise. :)

Maegan Langer said...

This should be in a movie, only no one would believe it was based on a real incident ;-)

William Kendall said...

It reminds me of my giving blood one day, the nurses being unable to find a vein to take from... and then using the phrase "vein collapse"...

Not the sort of phrase you want to hear.

Self Sagacity said...

Oh my gosh, you absolutely made me laugh out loud. I tell you, since I wasn't a party girl I wouldn't know what to do, but I would have done the same if I knew how. Recently, I had a technician jabbed me, bruised me for weeks, and said no pain no gain. Well I thought about going back there and jabbed him one to see if he'd gain anything.

Janiel Miller said...

Self Sagacity- Hahahahaha! I think you should have! What a nice little sadist your technician was. Yeesh.

Russo, The Movie. Coming next Fall to a theater near you.