It’s the time of the month again for my check up. In preparation for that I have to undergo some laboratory examination such as complete blood count, urinalysis, serum creatinine and C3. All this are needed to make sure that my LUPUS is under control. Also I had to go for another XRAY to look if the fluid in my lungs have been taken care of my prednisone intake. I know it sounds complicated.
Anyway, one of my problems during blood extraction is that there are times that the nerves on my arms are difficult to find that the one doing the blood extraction is having a hard time looking for a place to insert the needle. Finally she succeeded after minutes of going from one arm to another and trying to massage them.
But after the process I was sure that the next day the spot would be bruised since I felt some pain when the needle was inserted. I was right because when I woke up in the morning I was greeted with this.
It really is not that bad. I have worst in the past. Good thing almost all the results are OK, that compensates for the bruised arms. lol!