Re: Blood Extraction
Hello, and welcome to the boards...
Whereas many of us have routine experience with blood work being drawn, it sounds like for your mother, it was a new thing, understandably stressful for her.
As amazing as this sounds, when we hold our breath during the drawing of our blood, the vessels hide deeper in the skin...making them harder to find. Many of us are prone to faint at the sight of blood, and it is the last place most of can possibly relax! Just being slightly dehydrated can make blood work more difficult.
I get my blood drawn very often, and I always look away, keep breathing, and focus on getting through it. It is not uncommon for a person have to get poked a few times, and for it to leave a bruise. The information the blood provides is valuable in medicine, so you have to weigh the bad with the good.
Best to you