Good for You!!
Sounds like you have got the ticket, now!
A tip on blood draws--if it's the pain of sticking the needle in, that you have trouble with, then you can ask to have the site numbed first. Well I should say, at least we can here in the US. Don't know how it works there. Anyway, you still get a little stick with the numbing medicine, but it's not as big, plus it doesn't last the whole time while they're "rummaging around" in there. Once it's numb, they can rummage all they want, and you don't feel it! It's great. Some nurses will balk, but if you're insistant, you can usually get it done here.
Is that 17 weeks? That IS a bit of a wait! But at least you got things moving, and you're heading in the right direction.
Well good luck with work, until then. And I hope when the time finally comes, that it is a productive time and that much is learned. All best.
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