I liked Portugal

This summer my Mom and I went to Portugal. I liked Portugal. One thing that I liked at Portugal was the Portuguese villages. It was cool to go to the Portuguese villages. They are bright and sunshiny. Lisbon was a cool city. One downside about Lisbon is having to walk like a mountain goat. I liked being on coast by or near the Atlantic ocean instead of the river. My mom and I liked Portugal. I liked Spain better but Portugal I liked though.

I love Spain

This summer my mom and I went to Spain. I love Spain because people are friendly. You can enjoy evenings and relax without getting interrupted when out to dinner. We ate dinner late every night. There is not any pressure when cooking dinner. The price is not so pricey for getting groceries. It gets dark late at night. I like that we don’t need to rush on things in Spain. i love good beautiful weather in a lot of the places we went to in Spain. I think Spain is a beautiful country that Mom and I both loved when we went to Spain.

Tips for Blood Draw Experiences

I get blood draws due to my TSC disease. The doctor checks my medicine levels and other things, like electrolytes, to make sure I am staying healthy. It does not take long but they can be scary. Blood draws have never been my favorite and they are still not my favorite these days either but I know it has to get done for the doctor, so she can look at the results then tell me either everything looks good or something is off. If something is off, the doctor comes up with a solution and we go with the solution and she tells us if the solution is working or not. Sometimes that means a lot of blood draws in order to check.

Some tips:

  • I usually have the person doing the blood draw count to three before they poke the needle. So I know when it is coming. That helps me be prepared.
  • If you don’t like the 1-2-3 countdown (it makes people nervous sometimes), try looking to look away from the needle. Sometimes it is watching the needle go in that makes people feel scared.
  • It is good to have someone with you. You can look at them instead of the needle. I look at Jennifer my mom if I need to.