So, after getting the medical in England, i had to go through it all again here.

The blood test was a lot less stressful this time. The nurse understood that i wanted her to wear gloves, she opened the needle pack in front of me and did a good job! Half the medical got cancelled because the doctor was late, which was a good thing! I didn't have to do the pee test because i wasn't allowed to drink before the blood test, so they realised that for me to pee, we'd have to wait the whole day!

Explaining urticaria to a Chinese person is interesting, especially when you explain that basically, you're allergic to your own sweat! I have a bit of an attack on my feet which is uncomfortable, but not too unbearable. I had a small attack on the back of my hand where i got bitten the first night, so i showed her the red mark and said that i am allergic to something and that is what urticaria is, she showed the nurse who shrugged and said 'ok, we just want to check that you won't die in China'. I assured her that i will try very hard not to.

The ultrasound got cancelled because the doctor wasn't there. I was a bit worried that they would send me for vaccinations, but i explained that i already had them, and that i had a vaccination card if they wanted to see it. They decided that it would be too much hassle to try and translate everything on the card so they told me that if i had had vaccinations in the UK then i would be fine.

So much less hassle than last time!



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