Wednesday 30 March 2016

Less Blood and Urine

So, last week I had my physical and today was the day that I needed to have the blood and urine tests done. I asked the doctor if it was a fasting kind of test and she said that wasn’t necessary any more. Just how long has it been since the last physical? Hmmm…. When I got home I went online and made an appointment for the lab tests and got one for Wednesday. People are always complaining about the wait times, but I had no problem getting a pretty early appointment. Must be my good karma that I have built up from a life of self sacrifice and helping others.

I am a belt and suspenders kind of guy, so just to be on the safe side I fasted before I went. Well, it’s hardly a fast when most of the time is spent being horizontal and snoring. I wouldn’t want to show up and find that the doctor was wrong and I had to reschedule. I puttered around this morning killing time till it was time to leave for my ten o’clock appointment.

I don’t know what it was this morning, but I got behind some pretty slow drivers. I wasn’t concerned because I left lots of time and even with an appointment the chances are pretty good that I will be waiting anyways. I parked on the far side of the parking lot so that the bad drivers I passed didn’t park so close to the car that I wouldn’t be able to get in when it was time to leave.

I walked up to the receptionist and handed her the requisition form and I included the confirmation number, no one was going to say that I wasn’t prepared. I made some small talk about the weather and how busy it was in the waiting room. She typed something into the computer and after a minute or two she smiled and told me that my appointment was for next Wednesday the sixth of April. Hmmm…

I thanked her for her time, promised to be back next week and went to McDonalds for coffee and a burrito. I enjoyed my quiet time drinking my coffee and reading my book. The beauty is that I get to do it all again next week with slightly less blood and urine.

1 comment:

  1. It's nice to hear you are finally having a good time! My each and every day starts with a coffee and a burrito from McDonalds. Who knows, maybe one day we will meet each other there ;)

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