I was at the Doctors for a normal physical. She said, ‘hmm, we haven’t done a full blood work up in a while. Why don’t we do that now? And, it’ll be a fasting one, so no food after midnight.’
Great. I collected the paperwork, went back home and asked Car-man if he could go with me to the Lab the next morning. I got an instant, ‘yup!’
At 7:30 a.m. the next morning, we’re both sitting in the lab waiting room. “You’ll be OK.” Car-man says, “Don’t worry.”
My turn. The Lab Tech looks at the blood order and starts pulling tubes out of boxes, she stops at 9. I look at the tray full of tubes and tell her that I’ll need to lay down, or I’ll just end up on the floor.
We move to the bed-room, and She says, “I just need to get a few things. I’ll be back in a minute. You just lay down and try to relax.”
A few moments later she returns with Car-man, an ice-pack and smelling salts.
I needed all 3.
By vial 5, I was feeling very fuzzy around the edges and my sight was dimming. I needed the smelling salts.
By the time the Lab Tech was finished, the smelling salts no longer worked, I was woozy, I had the ice-pack, and she looked worried.
Car-man made me laugh, that got my blood pressure up a bit and I started to feel better. A few more amusing comments from him and I was sitting up.
He kept a hold of me and laughed me all the way back to the car.