Murdoc Khaleghi: What’s amazing about a blood test is that knowing your health data can only help you. There’s never been anyone that hasn’t benefited or been harmed by knowing more about their health markers and organs.
I had bloodwork done today. I’ve been with a new doctor since April and, at my last visit, the phlebotomist came into the exam room with a little bucket and took two vials of blood. No big deal. Today, I had an appointment for lab work and it was a full-on production.
Four vials of blood, less than five minutes, one bandage. And done for three months. I see my doctor next month and I’m not sure my results will be what we’re looking for.
How do you feel about having bloodwork done? I think it’s a fascinating process and I don’t mind watching the vials fill up. (The most I had done at one time was seven vials of blood. I think they gave me a bottle of water as I left the lab to boost up my energy!) For some reason, I don’t like watching the needle go in my arm, but I’m fine with everything else.
When I was with my prior medical group, they had an onsite lab that would process your bloodwork instantly. By the time I drove the five miles home from the doctor’s office, I’d have an email with some of my results. This new office will send results within a few days. I hope I can wait that long. Kidding.