Three Strikes and You're Out!
In my 52+ years, I have somehow managed to rack up the hospital visits. Rarely do I visit for a cold or the flu or an illness. The majority of the time I visit my least favorite place because of traumatic or chronic injuries. It was while in the hospital for my recent hip replacement surgery I remembered one of the reasons I am not fond of hospitals; contrary to what some nurses seem to think, I am not a human pin cushion.
Every nurse should be required to write the following 100 times on a blackboard.
"My patients are not human pin cushions."
Obviously, my nurse thought otherwise. It took her three times to get her to pull the pin. First the hand (see video), then the top of the forearm, and finally, the inside of the forearm. I should note the truth; the most misses ever recorded on my body is one so this was a record breaker. Fortunately, after three swings and misses, the nurse gave up, listened to me telling her to bring in a pinch hitter, and within seconds, an old pro of a nurse had found the vein and wrapped it up. However, I was given a purple-green memory of my interaction. Not that I need it but this video will assure I never forget this nurses strikeout.
I should also note - while this nurse was unable to find the vein, aside from some mediocre food, my experience at Rajavej Hospital was excellent and I would highly recommend it to those in the need of a tune-up or overhaul.