As a prerequisite for the Australian student visas, we are required to undergo a medical check-up at nominated clinics in our area. This is what to expect when you do yours. The referral was to Life Care Diagnostic at MCIS Zurich in State.
Idiot Genius and I got to there at about 3.30pm, after 30 minutes of parking spot hunting and bickering.
The reception was lavish and their receptionists in suits. They took my nastiest photo ever (I didn't see it but I'm convinced) because they asked that we expose our ears and at least 70% of our forehead. Mine was 90%. Apparently, for twins, the embassy's requirements are stricter. But if you make an appointment, you can bring in your own (better looking) photos.
The tests that we had to do were the urine, eye, weight, height, blood pressure, x-ray and body check up and they all cost Rm205 per person.
THE URINE DONATION
The criterion was to collect the pee midstream.
I was in the loo and peed a bit then stopped. Inserted cup and continued but nothing more. Little did I know, it was merely a trickle than what I had hoped to be a stream.
I "so desu neh"-ed (a Japanese expression when you understand or realize something). I couldn't deposit because I emptied my account before I left the house... uh, bank.
So I had loads of water and headed for the radiation room.
THE SUPER POWERS ROOM
The room was pretty bare, with the giganto machine in the middle, a secondary torso x-ray machine and a chair by the wall. I had to take off everything up top and put on a gown. Then the technician came in, positioned me and took the picture. Alternately, I think you'd achieve the same results by having someone sit on you. On to trying to pee again!
I PEE AGAIN
I took a hundred more cups of water and stoned, waiting for my kidney to do its job. This time, SUCCESS! Yeah, all that and I peed on my hand. Awesome possum!
Now, as I type this (in the car), I have an urge to pee again.
Then I headed to see zee zoctor. He told me my urine test and x-ray shows normality and the check-up (abdomen, breathing, eyes) went well. He'll key in the results on to the embassy's webbie and they would get back to us within 2-3 working days.
Whole thing took a little more than an hour.
I would've took a picture of my pee in a cup but that would've been disgusting. Even for me *giggles*. Although, I am proud to announce that I have healthy coloured pee.
Next challenge: pee in a hotel shampoo bottle!