Before our wedding day, Mr. Toadstool and I need to get a blood test done as a requisite for our marriage license. No big deal—you go, they pinch you in the arm, and you get the results a bit later. The problem is, I’m very bad at it. It’s not that I get nervous (which I do) or cry like a little kid scared of needles (which I also do), it’s that my arms don’t like needles.
Yep, I don’t like needles. / Image via Upbeat Dad
Every time I get a blood test I get a horrible, big, dark purple bruise that can last for days; sometimes I can’t even move my arm.
Now, I bet you can imagine how cute that huge purple bruise will look in my strapless dress, right?
Image via Nate’s Cartoons
What? Of course I’ve never taken a picture of my bruised arm.
My mom advised me a series of creams that should help with the bruising, but really, my best bet is to do it as early as we can. I called the register office and they told me they can use labs from up to 14 days prior to the wedding, not older.
Two weeks sounds like a fair amount of time, and I hope that if I use some bruising cream I’ll have normal arms for the big day.
Any advice? Did you have a similar issue?
- Obregon, Mexico
- Research Assistant
- Wedding Date:
- December 2012
- Hacienda los Agaves