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What and where have been the best source for the best vein when it comes to your lab work? My left arm was the top banger, but literally, when I was in treatment and so many hits, scar tissues, it literally dried out...almost. With that said I'm not a hand person, so I would have them keep searching anywhere either arm rather than touch those hands. What has been your experience?

  1. I don't think (besides the port) I've ever had blood drawn anywhere else except my arms. I prefer arms, I'm just used to it at this point.

    1. Do not mind the occasional arm draw but do not like the back of the hand

    2. Yep, I think most people would prefer the arm.

  2. I decided early on - lets put a port in - best decision I ever made given the number of times you are on the sharp end of a needle 😀

    1. Glad you choose the best solution for you.

  3. When I had my port I loved it for the very fact that they would poke me like a pin cushion. I don’t really like being poked in my hand I rather go for my arm for some reason though they like those hands and I’m just like get it over with 🙄😅close your eyes Amanda! Distract yourself🙈

    1. I think the hand may be an easier draw for the lab and nurses, but we know it's not about their comfort leave... it's about ours.

  4. I find that doing 130 reps 2x daily with the spring hand squeezy things keeps my arm veins easier to get to.

    1. lol!

    2. Great technique. I was advised it helps to drink plenty of water to have those veins pop. Hey, whatever works...

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