I've just had the blood tests before my second round of chemo, and even the most experienced guy at the clinic, who is amazing, couldn't get enough blood out of my arms.
(I have several holes in each elbow, and now an allergic reaction to the tape on both elbows...)
He explained that a lot of chemo drugs made veins "slippery," which makes them very hard to draw blood from.
They could get the needles in after a lot of prodding, but they just wouldn't bleed - apparently because the veins kept slipping.
Has anyone else been told this, and better yet found a way around it?
I have problematic veins at the best of times, and I'm not looking forward to the IV on Friday if they've learned to run away from needles...