16 October 2012: Long story short, this is what I get for wanting to get tested for HIV and syphilis. Of course, I’d rather not have any type of STI or STD.. But still. Ow.
The picture on the left was taken eight hours after I had my blood drawn. The redness around the injection site is, apparently, an allergic reaction to the tape that was used to keep the gauze in place.
Picture on the right is 24 hours (17 Oct 2012) after having a tube of my blood sucked outta me.
I don’t know if I did anything wrong, in terms of aftercare, but it hurt a lot yesterday. Its just a little sensitive now. And ugly. Ew, look at it!