How to Hurry Up and Wait on Test Results

Recently I have been fortunate enough to be tested for remission from chronic Lyme disease.

For those of you who haven’t heard of the latest Lyme Antigen Test, it uses Nanotrap® technology to measure Lyme antigens in urine samples. It’s ostensibly much more accurate that the traditional Western Blot test so my physician and I are giving it a shot!

Anyway, what does one do during this time where we feel the need to “hurry up and wait” on lab results? Especially the big lab results? Below are some things I have discovered to help calm my nerves when I am waiting on big results like that, ones that determine my next steps in beginning a new treatment protocol or transitioning back in to “normal” life.

  1. Realize it’s out of your control and be okay with it.

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2. If you are physically and financially able, do activities or hobbies that make you happy, often.

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3. If you are physically and financially able, travel somewhere with good weather!

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4. Meditate and/or pray and focus on gratitude and positive thoughts about the results. Hope for the best!

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5. If you can’t travel or do your usual hobbies, find other ways to keep busy and keep your mind off of the test like learning a new craft (cooking, knitting, guitar, painting, etc.).

Eating could be a learned hobby…
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6. Know that you cannot speed up the process, but you can follow up with your doctor if they haven’t gotten back to you on said results.

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