My fellow Lupies will no doubt relate to todays post.
Today was blood drawin’ day. 😦
Every 3 months I have a comprehensive panel done to see how my disease management is going.
I call it a trip to the Vampire. Now granted I know nothing about vampires other than the modern day feminist in me wants to cry every time I see a young girl identifying herself with Bella from Twilight. But since she is imaginary I’ll try really hard to limit my social commentary on that. 🙂 Back to the Vampire. I don’t even know if a Vampire would suck arm blood or not but since it feels like my phlebotomist takes every drop I have I find Vampire to be an appropriate title. 🙂 Today she had to draw 9 large tubes and one small tube.
It felt like she took every drop I had and to make it worse my blood didn’t want to flow. She thought I was dehydrated so she gave me a bottle of water and I had to wait 20 minutes to try again. Then after the draw three other ladies and I almost got stuck in the elevator. It started making this crazy high pitched whining sound and the doors were rattling. They finally opened up and I thought we were going to jump over each other trying to get out of there.
I had such high hopes for today when I saw this on the way to the appointment
These pretty blue flowers randomly intertwined in some trees. Yes, I have officially become a ‘blogger’ now. Stopping to take pics of random stuff on the side of the road just because it seems blog worthy. 🙂
After the blood draw I went to one of my favorite places 59 Diner where I had 2 hamburger patties (to replenish iron) / fries and mayo.
It’s a local chain of throwback diners. They have several locations in the area. Red booths. Red / Black and White Checkered walls. Standup Elvis. Jukebox.
The whole time I was there today the Jukebox was playing quite possibly the second best soundtrack ever – Dirty Dancing. Can’t argue with a little Cry to Me as background sound for lunch. 🙂 I was there a while back and this cute little couple – probably in their 70’s – started doing The Twist when the song played on the jukebox. It was adorable. I was also there once when a crotchety old dude screamed at the workers demanding they turn down the jukebox because quote “This isn’t a damn honky-tonk”. Uhmm no, dude it’s not. It’s a throwback diner. You want quiet – go to the library. 🙄
I did a few errands while I was in town then capped the trip off with a Vanilla / Sprinkles Milk Shake.
So it was a mixed bag today – drama with the blood draw followed up with some good grub and music. How was your day?