No it is not hot and humid in Buffalo. Rather 13 is an unlucky number. For the first time in 13 sticks my hand candy (chemo) nurse gave up after two unsuccessful sticks. She had to bring in a pro (a nurse with more than 2 months experience). The stick is no big deal, but the dig after the stick was most unpleasant.
I am working on reducing this whole ordeal to the level of a bowel movement. Something I just do. I never remember the last one or wake up at night worrying about the next one. On rare occasion they are a pain in the ass. More often than not they just happen without a conscious thought.