For the greater good….. ($150)

I thought I would share my first study experience. Yesterday was the first day of the cholesterol study. We got to the office at 7:30 and had our first blood draw and the hep blocks put in our arms. When the dietician got there, we were taken to this room and given a HUGE bowl of pudding to eat. It was the equivalent of 3 pudding cups with the mystery ingredient. We were told that we had ten minutes to eat the entire bowl. We had to scrape the sides and make sure that we licked everything off the spoon. We then had blood draws after 30 minutes, one hour, two hours and four hours of eating the pudding. I chose the vanilla pudding. The flavor wasn’t  bad at all BUT…. there was tons of pudding and after a few bites it was definitely hard to finish it. The hardest part of the whole study was the fasting. By the end of it… I was starving! We go back on Thursday morning for one blood draw and repeat the whole cycle every other week for three cycles. It really didn’t hurt but was more of an inconvenience. It’ll be nice to get the money at the end of it all. It’s like I have a side job!

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4 Responses to For the greater good….. ($150)

  1. Emily says:

    That is a WHOLE LOTTA blood they are drawing… I would pass out for sure… You are strong! 🙂

  2. hckelley says:

    It’s only one vial each time they do it. They don’t have to restick me each time either. They just leave an IV catheter in there. No problems!

  3. Emily says:

    Still… leaving a catheter in there!!! That even makes my stomach turn just the thought of it being in there. How much more pudding do you have to eat?

  4. hckelley says:

    Ummm…. two more bowls. Every other monday…. that’s a lot of pudding 😦

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