This choice, inspired by the Mad Men episode, ‘Far Away Places‘, fits the mood. I can’t sleep (did you know that Law & Order airs at 3am, Sunday – Thursday?). My mind can’t wind down enough to let me relax. And when I do fall asleep, I dream of Eddie Murphy, bat mitzvahs and George Clooney. I can’t even begin to deal with that.
Once a week, I’m poked for blood. The search for a vein that is not thin & scrawny is unpleasant. I have my own personal vein whisperer who is patient with the search. She doesn’t poke needlessly. She has me put my arm under warm water for 3 minutes or more. Then, the search continues. The vein whisperer suggests exercises to make my veins pop. I promise to comply. Right after I write this blog post.
Prick. The vein is found. I never ever look as my blood fills the vial. It happens so fast. Then the IV goes in and the treatment begins. I wasn’t made for this. And yet I was.
- Cheesy Song of the Day, April 27: ‘Fool of Me’ Me’Shell NdegéOcello (tallulahbankhead.wordpress.com)