Clearance Updates, Doctors Visits

Tim and I talked about it, and we agree that we don’t want wisdom teeth to get in the way of our PC experience. It’s just not worth getting upset over. So, we shopped around for the best price and I have a consultation lined up. The dentistry school at IUPUI offers wisdom teeth removal by the residents, and the price is actually pretty decent. So I’ll be seeing them on December 10 (first available, ugh) for my consultation. I guess we’ll go from there about when I’ll actually have them removed.
Anyway, we had our doctor’s appointments on Friday. They went pretty well. A few funny things happened (I know you’re busy, so this is more for posterity) —
I thought the hearing test would be a little more sophisticated. When the doctor told me he would be starting the test, I thought I would have to put on a pair of headphones and raise my arm based on what ear I heard the sound in. Instead, the hearing test consisted of a little mustached man sitting across the room and asking me to repeat after him. Then he whispered very softly “Mississippi.” Tim and I both loved that.
Anyway, the lab technician took a LOT of blood. Four vials from each of us. She was looking at the tests that needed to be completed, and she said “Do you know what G6PD is?” I said, “No, do you?” and she said “No, I was hoping you would.” Anyway, the nurse seemed to know what it was, so that’s good enough for me.
And of course, everyone thought that the main person on my insurance card was my father, but it was Tim. So, my appointment was at 9:00 and we left 2 1/2 hours later.
Anyway, the G6PD blood test will take a few days to get back. They’ll call us when they’re finished with all of the paperwork, and we’ll have to finish up our vaccinations. At least we’ll now we’re healthy when this is all finished! Hopefully that’s soon.


Author: Bre

I am in motion and in transition right now. I married Tim Knoll less than a year ago, and we recently applied to The Peace Corps. I work as a freelance journalist.

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