July 18, 2013
Drained from heavy lifting in the sweltering heat, I intended an early bedtime. I even dragged the mattress down the stairs to the much cooler living room for an anticipated great night's sleep. In the shower, I noticed purple swelling around the blood draw site with a red line trailing toward my shoulder. Called the nurse provided by my insurance to ask advice. Yes, go to urgent care. Drove a distance to be within the network. Doctor prescribed antibiotic, but couldn't supply one dose at 10:20 pm. In the pharmacy, waited 45 minutes. Home at 11:30pm. $85. Crap!