I am on a mini-vacation so tell me please … why am I up? Anybody? Yep! No reason. Ugh!
I didn’t have to get up as early on this non-work day. I even had B re-set the alarm for a later time. Maybe that jinxed me. All I know is that my mind is racing.
I had lab work done last week for my annual physical. The actual appointment is not until next week but the labs are walk in, first come first serve basis. I always like to do my labs early enough so that results are ready to have my doc go over with me come appointment time.
Until we started this method, I’d go in for physical and get the orders for labs that day. Results would come in the mail and if I had questions, I would need to go back or call in. Now everything is through the online portal. I love this. The Go Green recycle club kid in me is happy for less paper. But … there is always a but.
Guess what happens?? I get an email that my lab results have been uploaded to the portal. Why is this bad? Well, it isn’t when you’re normal. Me on the other hand, I am off center. My heart starts racing when I go to log in. My rational mind knows that if anything was awry, they’d call me. Still my anxiety ridden mind goes to worst case scenario. People are fallible. What if? What if I have some dreaded disease they delayed telling me about? What if my Crestor is no longer working?
All of a sudden I feel lightheaded. Nope, not all of a sudden. I’ve been feeling lightheaded and dizzy all week … well since I got the online portal email!
Believe it or not, I am better than I used to be though. I used to worry about mix ups at the lab.
Doctor: All normal Ms. J-Dub.
Me: Uh really? Probably wasn’t even my blood you tested.
Conspiracy theory much? Somebody stop me.
As always, more to come.