Confessions of a DRAMA QUEEN!

Okay, It is confirmed. I am a drama queen.

I went to the “Lady Doctor” yesterday afternoon to get some blood taken and almost fainted. Yes, you read correctly. If I had not LAID DOWN ON THE FLOOR, I would have completely passed out and most likely knocked myself unconscious.

Here’s the story: The nurse stuck the needle in my vein and while she was draining the blood into one vile, I could feel a pinching in my upper arm {right where it’s attached to my torso} …so, not thinking anything of it, I told her – in a very nonchalant way. She immediately removed the needle and said she was worried she hit a nerve. About five minutes pass and she goes to stick the needle in again. Once the needle is in, she says “Your blood has just stopped” – meaning, it wasn’t pumping into the next vile. About two seconds later, my adrenaline kicked in and I felt like I was about to break a sweat. I said “I’m getting a bit light-headed …and, um, I may faint” and she pulled the needle out and tried to get me to lay down in the other room. I told her if I stood up, I would fall over so I bent over in my chair and put my head between my legs and started deep breathing. I could feel my temperature rising FAST so they put a cold towel on the back of my neck but it wasn’t working. I now had four nurses with worried looks surrounding me. At this point, my hearing was getting cloudy and I could feel my body going limp. I said I have to lay down RIGHT HERE. {so ridiculously hilarious!} I lay on my side and the nurse told me to roll to my back. I was ON FIRE and could barely hear. Seriously, I was seconds away from blacking out. But luckily, I did not. They gave me another cold towel for my forehead and now I’m lying on my back and have my shirt pulled up to my chest while four nurses stood above me, telling stories of when they fainted and of other patients who have fainted in the office. After about five minutes, my hearing came back and my temp went back down and I felt okay, phew! LUCKILY, there were no other patients there at that time but because of my drama, the poor nurses left later than they were supposed to.

Fainting history: I have had my blood taken at the doctor’s office many a time and have never EVER fainted or even gotten close to it. HOWEVER, when I was a senior in high school {age 17} there was a blood drive in the gym and I decided to donate {a full bag, not just a vile}. I gave blood no problem, had my cookie & orange juice after but remember feeling really low energy the rest of the afternoon. When school let out, I went with my friend Katie to the bank. She stayed in the car while I ran in. I was talking to the teller and out of nowhere she says to me “You look a little pale, are you okay?” I replied “I donated blood today at school and . . . . OUT . . . . I heard a faint MAEGAN? MAEGAN? and woke up on the floor to what seemed like 100 people standing above me. I mostly remember a lady wearing a bright lime green skirt suit handing me orange juice. The MAEGAN I heard was my other friend Jill who I hadn’t noticed standing at a teller nearby.

Other {embarrassing} Confessions {& speaking of a Drama Queen}: I happened upon this Lindsay Lohan song “Bossy” and it’s really good.

hear here:

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Seems like I’ve been extra chatty this week …lol.
Happy Friday!

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • hautepocket

    August 15, 2008 | Reply

    Oh MY GOD! How scary! I have fainted before too, and it’s so awful. I’m glad you’re ok!

  • ~ alison

    August 15, 2008 | Reply

    OMG! I know EXACTLY how you felt! That has happened to me many times! When the nurses start to worry – you can forget about trying to stop the panic inside! Uggg – I only let one person take my blood now. She always gets it right!

  • Maegan

    August 15, 2008 | Reply

    Actually, it was because i didn’t eat yesterday. She told me to ALWAYS come in on a full stomach. From now on, I will. lol

  • ~ alison

    August 15, 2008 | Reply

    oooh…I always have to get mine taken on an empty stomach…maybe that is why it has happened to me so many times.

  • Paul Pincus

    August 15, 2008 | Reply

    i’m happy you’re alright!

    i’m LOVING this song. played it once and it’s already stuck in my head. this track would go great with…oh, never mind. i forgot, that’s the “old” me ; )

  • Maegan

    August 15, 2008 | Reply

    ahahahaha. It’s good, right? Makes me want to dance! I can’t stop replaying it…over and over and over.

  • Mama's Losin' It

    August 16, 2008 | Reply

    Oh man!! That is crazy…were you ok to drive home afterwards!?!

  • MomMega

    August 16, 2008 | Reply

    You say “drama queen”, I say “delicate flower”!

  • Anonymous

    August 16, 2008 | Reply

    That’s crazy, glad you’re ok though.

    I just wanted to say I -love- your blog.. stumbled upon it a month ago and read it daily!

  • Steph Corwin

    August 16, 2008 | Reply

    I am the same way!! I was fine with getting shots and my blood drawn until the high school blood drive. I didn’t even make it to get my blood drawn. I started feeling sick while I was waiting for my turn and decided not to. But now ever since I just do not do well with it. So nothing to be embarrassed of 🙂

  • Teal Chic

    August 26, 2008 | Reply

    Awww you poor thing. I blame the nurse, that would have scared the you know what out of anyone. You aren’t a drama queen, that’s terrifying. Glad you are ok!

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