Since the doctor upped the dosage of some meds I am taking, I needed blood drawn to check levels of potassium, etc. I went there today and the technician who drew the blood was so good that I didn't feel a thing when she pushed the needle into my arm. She bandaged me and I went on my way.
I stopped by the ladies room and then walked out to the parking lot. Just as I was about to enter the stairwell to my level, my arm felt wet. I looked down and blood was pouring down my arm and onto my purse. I pressed on the wound but it didn't stop, so I ran back into the hospital, stopped at the bathroom to get paper towels and ran back to the lab.
The technician pressed a large piece of folded gauze on my arm for a few seconds and then wrapped it with a tourniquet bandage, which she told me to remove within two minutes. I had to wash my arm and my purse, and then when I pulled my shirtsleeve down, I was red all over again - there was a lot of blood on the inside of my black T-shirt sleeve. After washing for the second time and blotting the blood on my sleeve, I could leave. I was leery of removing the bandage, but when I did, there was no more bleeding. However, it looks like I don't know what - and I think if I go out tomorrow, I'd better wear long sleeves.
If I had had my phone with me, I'd have taken a photo of all the bleeding, but for the first time in years, I'd left the house without it.