So I've been admitted to Papworth sleep centre for my three way sleep study, and I asked the nurse about ABG's - yes, I had to have them done. After five hours of sweating about it (not an emergency) the nurse asked the doctor to come and do them, as I was getting really stressed and my hubby needed to go home. He promptly arrived and was FAB. Really confident and reassuring, did it immediately, successful in mere seconds and I barely felt anything! I could have kissed him
All previous attempts have involved a doctor 'digging around' in my wrist for ten mins and the most horrific pain, they were clearly butchers. So, it doesn't have to hurt if done properly :))
I'm so relieved its unreal, I would even let him do it again if need be!