So many things happened today (the 9th of December, 2015)--- Part I.

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@ridingbet (49893)
Philippines
December 9, 2015 5:33am CST
I nearly forgot; today was my scheduled consultation with my cardiologist. I must have my blood extracted with 5cc for Prothrombin time and Prothrombin Activity. I watched the phlebotomist insert the needle of a 5cc syringe, but my vein suddenly did not show up. The medical technologist started to tremble especially when I told him to relax because I am a nurse and I can endure the prick. The second time at my right arm was successful. I was informed to wait for 1 and ½ hours for the result. I had to play the games on my phone to kill the time. The result was within my normal range. That was nice; at least I have already conditioned myself not eating dark green leafy vegetables. If something unusual happens in just one day, do you mark it on your calendar? I will share more of my day in my next discussions.
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@fishtiger58 (30346)
• Momence, Illinois
9 Dec 15
I hope you are ok
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@ridingbet (49893)
• Philippines
11 Dec 15
I am fine my dear! the prick?I got used to it now.
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@fishtiger58 (30346)
• Momence, Illinois
11 Dec 15
@ridingbet I hate those darn needles but so glad you are fine.
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@ridingbet (49893)
• Philippines
11 Dec 15
@fishtiger58 I was strict with my own diet too my friend. No dark green leafy vegetables for me now.
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@SIMPLYD (78669)
• Philippines
11 Dec 15
I am happy for you that the result was in the normal range . Don't we love it when everything is us is all in the normal range .
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@ridingbet (49893)
• Philippines
11 Dec 15
yes, and I know your cholesterol is also normal now for you, right?
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@SIMPLYD (78669)
• Philippines
15 Dec 15
@ridingbet I think so , because i am now under medication . My next laboratory exams will be on January .
@brokenbee (7812)
• Philippines
10 Dec 15
Not on my calendar but on my notebook. Hihi
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@ridingbet (49893)
• Philippines
11 Dec 15
So, I bet you have many notebooks of remembrance now hija?
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@brokenbee (7812)
• Philippines
11 Dec 15
@ridingbet yes, I had but there were times I burn some of the pages, or if not, the whole notebook. Haha! I just write at the moment then throw them away afterwards. Lol! Silly me!
@softbabe44 (5902)
• Vancouver, Washington
9 Dec 15
Well, I never liked getting tests done but figured out really fast that there was nothing to it glad you could get it done.
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@ridingbet (49893)
• Philippines
11 Dec 15
I am already accustomed into getting my arm pricked for the test. I would just prefer having it done one prick only, but sometimes, my visible vein gets invisible.
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• Vancouver, Washington
12 Dec 15
@ridingbet Yea do it once for everything.
@jaboUK (53541)
• United Kingdom
11 Dec 15
That must be awkward when they can't find a vein, and knowing you are a nurse would have made the technician even more nervous.
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@ridingbet (49893)
• Philippines
11 Dec 15
yes. I watched the lab technician insert the needle (my 2nd time to watch it,; twice the vein hid). I told Edison not to worry because I can endure the prick, after I told him I am a nurse.
@marlina (72696)
• Canada
10 Dec 15
I have been doing the Prothrombin test for over 20 years now. I am used to it. Sometimes the technicians are not very sure of themselves.
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@ridingbet (49893)
• Philippines
11 Dec 15
I agree, especially if our veins hide.
@LadyDuck (152116)
• Switzerland
9 Dec 15
Yes, at the end of the day I write on my agenda what I did, it's a way to remember, just for future reference.
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@ridingbet (49893)
• Philippines
11 Dec 15
yes, because we may never know, if the time will come that we may become forgetful.
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@TRBRocks420 (75502)
• Banks, Oregon
9 Dec 15
No I don't usually put it on a calendar lol.
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@ridingbet (49893)
• Philippines
11 Dec 15
but you recall the important events in your life, right?
@Lucky15 (33419)
• Philippines
9 Dec 15
It depends. If it is something new. I will take down notes. Ask around before visit the doctor. Haha
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@ridingbet (49893)
• Philippines
11 Dec 15
I have posted the pictures on FB, and I will just recall the date after the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.