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« on: March 26, 2008, 05:46:47 PM »

We've been having all these new nurses coming to my unit to be trained for a different unit in another town.  Usually I will not let a new nurse touch me. Let me rephrase that...I never let a new nurse touch me. I don't know what I was thinking today but I let this young girl take me off. Well she put too much pressure on the venous needle before pulling it. I felt a little prick inside my arm. She got me all taped up and I was holding the arterial and I had the venous banded. The venous started to leak...Alot...she tried changing out the gauze. I shot blood up over my head and behind my chair, all over the floor and wall. She was like, "It's shooting out from the side". This is a spot I have never been stuck before. So the only thing I can conclude is...she punctured my fistula, the blood had nowhere to drain and it just broke through my skin. I can't wait to see what it looks like tomorrow when I take the bandage off.
I can't believe it...first time I let a newbie touch me and this is what happens. I'm sticking to my rule. Never again will I let a noob touch me.  Unless..... >:D
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2008, 06:01:24 PM »

ARRGGHHHH!!  :banghead;
Good rule Tubes!
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2008, 06:06:00 PM »

my last two treatments have been bloody , nothing like you experienced
we have so many employees come and go at our unit
makes me wonder
a lot of our new trainees train at the prisons around here
we have quite a few (prisons and trainees)
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hope your next treatment is better
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2008, 12:52:59 PM »

Well, I feel like a complete moron. I should of watched the nurse more closely. But when I'm bleeding everywhere, I can't look. I'm just so glad she was wrong about me bleeding from the side of my fistula.  I was so scared to take the bandages off this morning...afraid of what I might find. A tear on the side, a bruise or even a hematoma. Thank God nothing was wrong. I guess she just couldn't find the hole. hehehe...She's not coming near me again. After all...Rules are Rules, even if they are made by the patient!
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1996 - started incenter hemo
a few months later, started PD
2005 - started incenter hemo
AGAIN
  - on transplant list as of August 7, 2009.
2011/June - 15 years on "D"
Transplant - Tuesday October 18th 2011
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2008, 02:06:33 PM »

tubes, I'm so relieved for you.  :waving; I like your rule about newbies. I wouldn't let anyone put Len on or take him off for the very thing you went through yesterday. Take care.
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