"renal clinic appointment"
Posted by AnnieMac (as ),
I have been attending New Victoria Hospital in Glasgow for several years and over that time have had to live with a needle phobia. Because I may require a transplant soon I have been getting treatment for my phobia.
Today I put what I have been learning into practise with the support of staff in the blood taking section. I explained about my phobia, my dodgy veins and my new strategies.
The nurse in he section could not have been nicer. She, like all colleagues before her, talked me through the procedure, discussed my strategies and used her own of chatting throughout to put me at more ease. It worked! Today's experience was the best yet and I really want to thank my unknown angel who helped me today. \I am not sure every visit will be as easy but what a great start to me helping myself overcome my fears. A huge THANK YOU to the lady involved.