Well it finally happened - page 6

Howdy ya'll from deep in the heart of texas Well its finally happened to me. I was drawing bllod the other night, and the patient jumped and the needle went flying and I got stuck.... Read More

  1. by   Sleepyeyes
  2. by   zudy
    :hatparty: :hatparty: Hooray for you,Tom!!
  3. by   Disablednurse
    Tom, so sorry to hear this. Be sure to get your follow up blood tests. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I have stuck myself before, fortunately the patient did not have either HIV or Hep C, but I know I was paranoid. Still am.
  4. by   dublomom
    Wow, HUGE Bummer...But I do think your attitude is right on....You will be in my prayers Tom. Liz
  5. by   ERNurse752
    Originally posted by teeituptom
    jody got back my 3 month lab results, all negative

    thanks for the good thoughts ya'll

    Does that mean we can get drunk and...uhhh...you know...?


  6. by   frannybee
    Huzzah! Bring on the you-knowing!
  7. by   teeituptom
    Well its been a yr now. Its official, my last set of labs HIV and Hep C were negative.
    God after a whole year now, I can stop wearing condoms now.
    Hate those things, my wife hates them to. Except maybe the ribbed ones.
  8. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    Way to go!!!
  9. by   hbscott
    originally posted by teeituptom
    well its been a yr now. its official, my last set of labs hiv and hep c were negative.
    that is good news! congratulations and may you continue to avoid all those nasty blood born pathogens (and other nasty creatures) for now and always.


  10. by   nursedawn67

    now go live it up and leave the "raincoat" in the draw!!
  11. by   MickyB-RN
    Well its been a yr now. Its official, my last set of labs HIV and Hep C were negative>>

    That's great to hear! :-)

  12. by   adrienurse
    Woohoo Tom!

    Hurray for latex free nookie! (for those lucky enough to get it
  13. by   NorthStar
    Hi,.......want to give you some hope and reassurance. I've been through what you've been through. My patient was HCV positive. I ended up testing positive after 8 weeks, but then after a few more months, I tested negative. The doc told me that my exposure was so small that my body seroconverted on it's own. (mine was a large bore needle).
    Perhaps your biggest challenge will be the meds you are taking. Best wishes to you and lots of prayers and positive thoughts.