I went to our little town’s health fair this morning. It’s an annual event, and occasionally in the past I’d take the preschoolers for a field trip, but this time it was all about me.
My friend Kate told me about their blood testing – it’s pretty cheap at $35 and they test for a wide array of things. The testing was from 5:30 am until 1:30 pm Since I have to be at work at 6:45, I went right at 5:30 and thought I’d be the first in line.
There were TONS of people there! The lines were fairly long but the blood drawing was super-efficient. I’d say they had 16-20
vampires phlebotomists working at one time. They set up at tables – two ‘customers’ to each end.
You’re supposed to fast for 8 hours beforehand and also drink plenty of water. I tried hard to remember to skip the breakfast part of my getting-ready routine, but I forgot to drink any water. I remembered as soon as the needle went in because I was so thirsty. I worried that the nurse would be pulling sludge from my dehydrated veins, but it all went well.
After it was done I stopped at the bakery to get some donuts and headed back home.
Mmmmm…..donuts…… Thumbs up for health!