I went back to the room and the nurse told me I could pick lemon-lime or fruit punch. I was all disappointed because I had asked a lot of people and decided on the orange! I went for fruit punch, and it actually just tasted like kool-aid. It was cold, which I think really helped, and it was okay. The worst part was just having to drink it fast. She gave me a few minutes to get it down. I felt a little dizzy from it, but it could've been nerves, too. So that part was okay.
Then I headed over to the lab at the hospital. I went to check in and told them I wanted to start with Louise. They said she leaves at 2:30 on Fridays, and that was when I started with the crying. When the not-Louise nurse came to get me and told me to sit, I gave her the rules. I will cry (she could already tell this part), I have to lie down, I'm a big baby so be gentle, I need a butterfly needle, use my right arm, and no digging. So she took care of all my requests and then got it in one stick! I was so shocked. When I felt it go in and then noticed she wasn't doing anything, I said "is it flowing??" and she said "yep!" and I could not believe it. No one has gotten my vein in one stick in years. When she pulled it out and band-aided me, I thanked her for being so nice and told her I loved her.
So that part is done. Now I wait until Monday afternoon for the results to find out if I have to do it all over again... x3. Let's pray I passed! Thanks for thinking of me today :)