Thursday, April 4, 2013

That's fast, really fast!

I was scheduled for Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) test this morning; hence, my fasting last night.

We arrived at the hospital at about 6:30 AM.  I requested Wifey to go to the Laboratory first and queue; while, I parked our car.

As usual, the place was already full of patients.  I was fifth in line at Step 1 - Charging and Request Generation.  Since I used my Medicard, I'd skip Step 2 - Payment to Cashier.  While waiting to be called at Step 1, I persuaded the in-charge of the queuing  for a number for Step 3 - Blood Extraction.  And, I was eighth in line.

And, surprisingly, the process took only 25 minutes to complete.  And, that's fast compared to my previous FBS test two (2) Thursdays ago.  The process then took 1 hour and 30 minutes.  Had I not deceived the personnel at the Extraction Section, I could have protracted my waiting for another hour.  Already bored, I proceeded to the Extraction Section.  I requested the personnel there if she could prioritize me; as, I was about to over-fast.  She granted my request with an advice that I should be earlier next time.

It's good I was not able to use my supply of plenty of patience.

We'll be back tomorrow for consultation with my doctor.


  1. you're lucky that you were taken in that quick. Good luck!