Day 207: TB or Not TB
Today was the day I have dreaded. today is the day of my TB screening blood test. As expected I was a wreck but thanks to the CBD juice it curbed my anxiety slightly. I did over prepare for this test. I brought numbing cream which was really good. We got thereabout half an hour early and again I felt OK. I was probably only sat down for two minutes when a nurse called my name. However once I was in the room with Kim the TB nurse I just broke down. Anxiety kicked at full speed. But Kim was really nice, She explained everything. Kim escorted me and Michelle down towards the blood test room and spoke to the women at reception. Informing them I have a fear of needles and I am very anxious. Because of this they called me in very quickly and the nurse taking my blood was very kind. I told them I have passed out in the past so she lay me down. I was sprayed with a freezing spray on top of my numbing cream and to be honest I did not feel a thing.
If anybody is like me and has a huge fear of needles, Please get the numbing cream or ask for the spray. It did absolute wonders for me.