As I’ve increased the amount of immunosuppressant I’m on, my consultant has asked me to increase how regular I’m getting blood tests. So now I’m going to the hospital every 4-6 weeks to be ‘stabbed’ as one doctor once said as she was doing it.
Yesterday I thought I would sneak up early, before the crowds, to make sure it was quick and painless (or as painless as could be expected). Big mistake – when I arrived the number being called was 75 and I was number 16. Meaning there were 41 people to get tested before me. Swithering briefly whether I should stay or come back again later, I decided to stick it out as it’s about a 25 minute cycle there and it was unlikely I would have time before I head off on holiday next week.
An hour passed before I was called up – yet this is the ‘best’ option according to my doctors. I’m unlikely to hear anything until Monday now but hopefully it’ll be all clear.
With the potential side effects, I get that it’s important to have regular tests and that I’m incredibly lucky to live in a country where we have free health care. Still I must say I’m looking forward to being able to go back two monthly ones.