No. of Recommendations: 2
Hi Ellen -

It's not that horrible - the techs who draw blood are usually very good at what they do.

It'll hurt a little - a hard jab - when the put the needle in, and you may have a tiny bit of soreness afterward. The worst part for me is when they search for a vein.

Just close your eyes and avert your head, and don't be afraid to tell the tech that you're terrified.

Besides, if you pass out, you're already lying down.

Afterward, they'll make you stay around for a short while and give you juice and snacks to make sure your blood sugar's up.

I don't like needles either, but it's not that big of a deal.

Print the post  


What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.