What a week! But, hey! I’m still alive! Thank heavens for small mercies and all that crap.
What can I say about Thursday’s tests, except they’re over! I look like a heroin addict from the all the bruises and needle holes in my arms, but what the hell! I’m not comatose, or twitching on the floor in a state of shock, so that’s a bonus.
It’ll come as no surprise that I was nervous:
‘Umm… I know I’m just a smidge neurotic but, if I do go into shock after this injection, you’re not just gonna leave me to die on the floor of the waiting room, are you?’ I asked the nurse.
‘No, of course not!’ she replied. ‘That’d be far too traumatic for the other patients. And they’d be tripping over you. No, we’d definitely drag you into the corridor before you died.’
Yeah, yeah. All the world’s a stage and everyone’s a comedian, I know…
So I had the first blood test as a baseline, and then the piggin’ jab, and let me tell you, it hurt like a bitch.
And I whimpered like a kitten. I think I cried a bit as well. Don’t judge; it hurt!
I waited in a waiting room full of flu-germs and incontinence problems, worrying about keeling over on the grubby green carpet, and tried to breathe.
Half an hour later, I heard a voice: ‘Mrs Tiny! Come through, please, if you’re still alive.’
‘Yes!’ I cried. ‘I am still alive! No twinges, no gasping for air, no rolling around on the floor and farting! In fact it was quite boring, just sitting there. I’m almost disappointed, to be honest…’
I went home an hour and a further two blood tests later.
On Friday I had my internal ultrasound thingy. Good news! My bits are still all there! And perfectly normal! I expected them to be atrophied from lack of use, but no! I am intact and healthy! Praise be!
After a quick round of shopping, The Ex and I drove up to Bristol to collect Eldest son for the weekend. And we got to meet The Flatmates! It was terribly exciting and I tried to be Ms Jolly and Cool and Trendy, but I’m pretty sure I came across as Mrs Old and Knackered.
Oh, well. I took beer, I’m sure they’ll love me 😉