flu season
Wednesday October 24th 2007, 7:51 pm
Filed under: My shit luck with all things

Working in a hospital, I have a mandatory flu shot I have to take every year, so that infection can be at least mildly controlled. I got mine this morning. Some people have a needle phobia, and hate shots. Then there’s me, who lacks the mental capability of fear, and pain is a phantom of mind, so my main goal in getting shots is to freak out the nurse in some fashion. This time she took care of that part for me.

-Nurse gives the shot in the muscle, and turns around to grab the cotton ball and bandaid, turns back-
“Well… that’s not supposed to happen.
-Blood is flowing down to my elbow-
“Do you have hemophilia?”
“Not in the least. I think that’s arterial. Watch…”
-I flex my arm to create shallow spurts from the hole-
“Yep. Definately arterial.”

My blood clots very quickly, and it would have stopped bleeding in seconds, but the nurses were freaked, so I wound up sitting in a chair with a tourniquet on my arm eating a twix, and freaking out anyone who showed up with an aversion to shots. “Hey! Squinting won’t help! Hope They don’t STRIKE AN ARTERY!! haha!”

Ah, good times.

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