Heavy plastic frames

In 2012 I bought plastic framed glasses for $57 from Aus Specs. Unfortunately, they bruised my nose after weeks of heavy use. I eventually bought a new metal framed pair from Glasses Point for $98. I buy glasses online, after I get my astigmatism prescription from a bulk-billing optometrist. The numbers (in dioptres) are needed online. I also bought a 68 lens set off eBay for $151, which let me trial different strength lenses.

Back in 2012 I bought plastic framed glasses for $57 from Aus Specs. Unfortunately, they bruised my nose after some days. I eventually bought a new metal framed pair from Glasses Point for $98.

How to get blood count

  1. Ask a GP for a diabetes and/or immunisation check-up. i.e. a blood count with fasting beforehand. My motivation was seizures. The doctor, who struggled with English, recommended a thyroid check-up. It was bulk-billed at CBD Medical.
  2. Provide blood at referred pathologist, Sullivan Nicolaides for me. Beware bruising.
  3. Wait for the GP’s office to provide notification that the results are ready. Doctors did not mention I could have copies of results.
  4. Prepare a debit or credit card, email address, the sample date and call the pathologist. I was charged $10 for the results email.
The first page of my eight page pdf report, based on two blood samples, taken in Brisbane last year. To get one, ask a GP for a diabetes and/or immunisation check-up - a blood count with fasting beforehand. After the results are ready, prepare a VISA card, email address, the sample date and call the pathologist. In my case, it was Sullivan Nicolaides and I was charged $10 for both sets of emailed results.

An extract of my eight page pdf report, based on two blood samples, taken in Brisbane last year. This page shows there’s about ⅓ kg of protein in my blood, which is slightly basic. Unfortunately, the report doesn’t include my blood type.