Summer is coming and people are going to exposing their arms and I am going to spend a lot of the summer obessing about their veins. I can't be the only one who does this. Often the thinking as I am in the queue at tesco, coo i could throw a venflon at you from 20 paces and get it in. This admission i was only a day in and we were using the palm of my hand (never ever let anyone put one in there child birth is less painful) now I have a hosepipe coming from neck, great I seem to recall the last time RBH did that I had a clot the size of Wales a massive infection and spent 5 weeks here. I have since had many big lines and not got infections but the RBH is the only hospital I know who do not use a sterile field when giving drugs through a C line as routine, well they are on me this time. I am in a room on my own and no-one comes near me without sterile gloves and kit. However, I digress this did not prevent me from saying to nice on call Dr who I had just met for the 1st time ""cosh you have lovely veins can I have one or please"".