19th December 2017 - Oh Happy Days - getting bloods taken today GP has requested T3 and I have a private test kit from Blue Horizon just to check I have waited all year to get to this stage Tra la la off I go.
Blue Horizon test done will take it to the Post Office on the way back from surgery.
At the surgery - bloods drawn - check with nurse that T3 is requested both from GP and passed on to Lab - yep all in order thank goodness - sigh of relief.
20th December 2017
Check tracking on private test - kit received 8.25 am in London - two day turn around - should hear by Friday 22nd and results from NHS should be available by then - all going well so far. 11.17 am goodness me results are in from private test I can post them later on the Thyroid UK forum and get some advice - phew 5 star service from them.
22nd December 2017
9.30 am Right I have to go out to the supermarket today will just phone the surgery first before embarking on that mission.
After 3 attempts and auto serv phone going through to unmanned phone extension.
me: Good Morning (hooray I have a receptionist I know well) I'd like my results from blood test on 19th please.
them: OK what's your date of birth
them: gleefully Oh nearly your birthday now lets see - do you want the figures or GP's comments
me: Erm both would be handy I then get TSH,T4 and urates sodium etc. OK that all sounds good have you got T3
them: T3? lets have a look no we don't have anything like that was it requested?
me: Yeeess have the Lab not done it?
them: well I don't really know I can't see anything on the system to say it was requested. I will send an e-mail to the nurse that took it, she is in today so will be able to give us some information. I'll get back to you as soon as I hear something.
me: OK thanks bye.
4 pm back from shopping and stressed no messages will phone the surgery
me: Hi I called this morning re blood test results spoke to ........ is she free.
them: No I'm afraid not but I can help you.
me: OK thanks I'm looking for results of blood test I need the T3
them: after about five minutes - no we have not got anything are you sure it was requested - do you normally have T3 done we don't usually do that one.
me: a little sharply - It was requested by both GP and nurse
them: Oh hang on there is a note saying we have asked the nurse to confirm but she had to go home early due to personal reasons.
me: Right well that's unfortunate but as I was in her office when she took the blood sample I saw her request T3 do you think the Lab has not done it?
them: we couldnt say but it probably means that result may take longer or it was not requested. But don't worry if we find anything out by 6 pm we will phone you if not we will get back to you on Wednesday 27th.
me: OK FINE I didnt get the GP's comments earlier what were they
them: Normal no further action required.
me: after disconnecting call - NORMAL NORMAL - maybe for you but not me. I am going for a glass of Christmas cheer. Little voice in head Now you know that is not good for you. Me well you can get lost .........................