Yesterday I went for an allergy test. I my opinion the event was very unpleasant - the doctor grilled me with questions and would be 'displeased' when I didn't answer clearly or decisively enough. Then I was moved into a room where I got stabbed 30 times with the allergens. Both the doctor and the nurse had NO sense of humour and the whole thing took about 3 hours. At the end I was told 3 things I was allergic to and was told I'd need to return for some more tests and THEN he could give me his recommendations and advise. (Did I mention I have to drive 1.5 hours to get there?)
To top it off it was mid-day and I was hungry. I was miserable and felt it was a very bad experience. Jp says it wasn't that bad, and perhaps he's right, but in my opinion - it was not fun at all. Each time I was stabbed with the allergen it seemed to hurt even more. While I lay in the room I tried to focus on my breathing and think happy thoughts.
And truthfully, if Jp wasn't there, I probably would have walked out. Srsly.
Yes, I will go to the next appointment, maybe I'll bring my iPod so I can take my mind of things, and hope that the diagnosis/prognosis will all be worth the experience.
It's also a reminder to stay as healthy as I can so I go through these terrible tests as little as possible.