After finding that I did not have breast cancer, I was relieved but in shock. She said I did not have breast cancer, that there was nothing wrong. She told me how happy people in the office right then would be if they got the news of no cancer. Well, she misread my reaction. I was working with two or three hours sleep.
So, I told her I was sooo happy, just could not figure it all out and was very tired.
She told me I was eligible for gene testing. Okay, will do it. I am not sure why she used the word "eligible." Do you? Insurance will get the charge, and if not paid, I signed a paper to get a grant or something.
It took me over an hour of spitting to fill this tiny space that was about 1/2 inch high and less that a half inch across. It was in a round tube. I spit for ten minutes before I could see any in the tube! It was like I dried up! Have you ever had to spit in a tube for a gene test.
If I ever have to do this again. I am going to practice. Is there a technique to producing saliva when you cannot suck a lemon?
I was not all out spitting like you would spit a watermelon seed in a contest. I sort of held the tube to my lips and pushed it out. The woman warned me not to make bubbles. I did a double take. How do I know if I make bubbles. She said, "Well, not too many bubbles."
My lips hurt from pressing them against the tube. And, they were dry!
So, here I am trying to find spit in my mouth, trying how to make more form, and now I cannot make bubbles. It was a long, hard hour. Tommy laughed.
Have you ever had gene testing? Did you have to produce saliva and spit in a tube?