Hey there all you old pros: Please take pity on a newbie (T2) and don’t laugh, but Monday will be my very first time testing in public and I could use some pointers. I’ve tested away from home a number of times, but it’s been at the homes of family and friends. Monday I’m going to try to do my duty as a citizen and at least show up for jury duty. I’ve talked to the Jury Coordinator and she talked me through permissible protocols so I can test and have a snack and not be disrespectful. But what about the basics like a clean finger? I’ve been practicing putting The Leech in my lap resting on a magazine. But good grief, I’m a fumble-fingered person and I keep dropping things. And you all have taught me that I don’t need to worry about a new sticker every time, but how do I dispose of the test strip appropriately if I’m in the courtroom? Obviously, if I can get to a bathroom, some of this will take care of itself. So imagine I can’t and Help!
Also, I have noticed that when I am discombobulated/stressed I am even more fumble-fingered and also that my #s are a little higher as I suspect they will be. Does that seem reasonable?
Thanks! I don’t know what I would do without knowing you are all there as a resource!..
P.S. I’m not inclined to hide any of this. I consider it a Teaching Moment if anybody notices. I would prefer not to put us all to shame, however!
Be well…Judith in Portland