It's a bunch of AYFKM moments, enough for 2014!
I tested positive...
Skin test (ha!)
Thus the need for medical clearance before I can return to work.
So I went to my primary care first in the morning and without an appointment since it's so sudden and the receptionist had to ask him if he'd be able to squeeze me in. That's the only thing that went in my favor today.
I think he was skeptical about the skin test so he ordered this Quantiferon Gold test for me - only gold, silver and bronze aren't good enough for me, haha!
So I set an appointment on the lab's website and this is not as easy to do via phone as it should be. The site seems to have troubles (of course) so because I was in the area and I know they take walk in's, I gave it a shot. Got there and saw only 3 other people so I felt optimistic (ha!). However I then learn that they just ran out of that gold test. They're going to have to order and don't know exactly when it'll be in - I've heard this millions of times in retail settings, never thought I'd hear it here...
Alright so onto the next closest location of this lab (starting to wonder if its the Walmart of labs) which is just a few blocks away. Only 3 people here too but I was not as optimistic, naturally. Sure enough when I handed over the physician order, they added to my pile of AYFKM moments with this particular test ONLY being available Mondays through Thursdays.
We're only on step 2 of finding out if I'm okay or not and already it's been WAYYYYYYY too many bumps in the road, wayyyy too much drama. In between the visits to the two labs, I even stopped by the local mall to use the computers in the Apple Store to see if the lab site worked any better and to scout out all the nearby locations and how to get there and determine just how many I'd be able to visit before they close for the day.