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Back After the Tests, and Some Sleep

Got back from the hospital around 5:00 pm. After a short talk with a friend about a couple of things, went to lie down on me bed, and woke about ten minutes ago.

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.
Tags: appointment, blood tests, books, food, friends, health hut, hospital, personal, reading, ultrasound

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