poked and prodded...

Fun day today - had my medical examination for my immigration (to Canada) application, which was just a barrel of laughs. Poked, prodded, grabbed, radiated, stuck with needles and urinalyzed, and charged a nice round $300 or so for the pleasure. Who knew a day off work could be THIS much fun? I've never had any real sort of medical checkup before - am now mildly paranoid that they will find some sort of hideous incurable disease of which I was previously blissfully unaware. Only got to wait until Friday to find out, hoo-rah.

Spent the morning getting the actual form needed by the immigration department printed, and passport photos taken - the appointment was at 10 a.m., but doing this the day before would be way too organised for your humble writer. As a consequence, woke up very early and had no breakfast. Doing this the same day I had my first blood test ever was a really dumb idea in retrospect, and I nearly passed out after they sucked my blood, but came around again quickly. Awarded myself a large slab of chocolate fudge pudding when I got home - got to get those blood sugar levels back up again, after all.


Adriano wrote on 2005-04-10 07:06:
I thought you weren't supposed to eat anything before having blood taken. Well, must be for some examinations only. Anyway, I remember passing out frequently when I had blood extracted. Lying down and not looking at the needle worked, though.