|Some of the tubes to be filled|
12PM - Blood draw!!! Typical story here. They tried sitting me in a chair. I said I need to lay down. Nurse rolls eyeballs etc... They find me a recliner to sit in. Nurse states that they will be drawing a lot of blood! Over 20 tubes!!!! They got an icepack for Crystal to use on me. The whole draw took close to 5 minutes. I must say, for whatever reason, it was one of the "easiest" blood draws to date. I am not saying that I did not whine a bit and Crystal did give me a few looks that basically said, "Toughen up you sissy!" But all and all, it was not too bad. Not sure what is going on. Am I getting used to needles???!!
1PM - EKG and signing of consent forms - uneventful
2PM - Met with social worker. Group hug stuff. Not too bad. She gave us some info on cheap hotels and parking stuff.
3PM - Pulmonary function test. This was pretty cool. They had me in a glass box blowing into a tube and a few other tests. For the most part, I am way better than average as far as pulmonary functionality. I attribute that to training over the last few years.
Got back on the road around 4:30. Hit 30 minutes of traffic again. Got home a little after 7:00M.
|The glass enclosure|