Looking for a Vein… In Vain

How an exercise in futility helped me to gain mental strength and overcome one of my worst fears to a significant extent

Vickey Maverick.
Human Parts
Published in
7 min readDec 15, 2023

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Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash

The appointment had been fixed a week in advance. The doctor had asked me to come to the clinic early in the morning. It was meant to be the usual blood test. She understandably wanted to take the blood sample on an…

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Vickey Maverick.
Human Parts

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