Friday, December 14, 2007

Lab Results

I went to the doctor last Friday for a physical. They gave me this card for their cool new system that allows me to get my test results online and that's all well and good, but it sort of suggested that my test results would be posted quickly, since Internet=Instant Gratification. I still don't have them and, since, like too many men, I never really went to the doctor in my earlier years, I've no idea if this is unusual and I'm being impatient or they've just lost all my samples. They took a cup of my pee and three tubes full of my blood, which seemed like a lot at the time, but maybe they need a couple as spares because they always lose one or two to vampires or something.

I did find out that the weird thing that I've had on my leg for years is an abnormal proliferation of blood vessels, made up of clusters of tiny capillaries at the surface of the skin forming a small round dome*. Causes include exposure to mustard gas, which is probably how I got mine.

My doctor did warn that if I ever cut it, it would bleed and bleed and bleed and bleed and bleed. Except he put it all professionally and used medical terms like "profusely" and "silver somethingsomething". (I really should pay more attention). Anyway, I suppose I should stop picking at it with my fingernails when I'm bored.

This entry has been brought to you by my overwhelming desire to not let my blog go all of December with only one entry, which it was in danger of doing, since we've got visitors in town who will insist on keeping us drunk and incapable of typing through the weekend, and then we've got 8 million different things to do before our trip to Blighty next Thursday.
* Yeah, okay, I totally nicked the exciting bits off Wikipedia, but Cherry Angioma sounds like a fruity rum cocktail.


Alli said...

I had one of those buggers on my nose when I was baby. It did bleed & bleed. Thankfully it isn't there anymore. Aren't ya glad it isn't on your nose???

Hope the test results turn out well & that you survived the weekend!

Ian said...

Yeah, that would not be a good look for me.

Alex&Fi said...

Mmmm, Cherry Angioma

Yeah sorry about bringing that mustard gas capsule home from the first world war in my time machine, it seemed like a good idea at the time!