Got to the hospital in time to have the blood tests first. The nice nurse/technician, Gloria, made the process as painless as possible and drew twelve (12) vials of blood. "They're really doing a full work-up on you, aren't they?" she said. Definitely.
Went from there to Radiology, where the ultrasounds are also done. I had a short wait there, and was able to read a little bit. Started another book, one of Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next novels (forget which one). The prep for the tests started around 2:35 pm, and they told me that because some of the ultrasound tests were going to require lots of "probing", a slight sedative would be administered. I think that I have just had ultrasounds of every possible lymph node in my body, and am glad that I was sort of conscious for most of them. When it was over and done with, about 2 hours (I think) later, I was functional but... It's a good thing that I was able to get a lift home from Crystal, who had agreed last week to volunteer for this duty today, as I wouldn't have been able to tell a taxi where to go at that point. Anyway, got home with Crystal's aid, and went to bed. And slept, as noted above.
I feel a lot better, though I hurt in places one should and should not hurt (no doubt from the pressure and all from the ultrasound hand-held device on me poor body parts), and I'm relatively awake now. I'm making a tilapia, mashed potatoes, salad, and asparagus for supper, and Crystal's sticking around to eat tonight. It's the least I owe her.
What the rest of the evening holds, I can't say. We'll see.