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CT Scan


Thursday, December 01, 2011

Well I had my scan done and what a pretty amazing thing that was. I wasn't sure what to expect, but in the end it was fine. I got to the hospital at 8 in the morning and was offered this liquid to drink which was a contrast agent. I think this is to help with the imaging. Then I could go walk about for an hour. When I came back I had to drink another cup of this liquid, about a pint of liquid each time. Then I got undressed and put on a gown and waited another hour. I then had to drink another pint of this liquid. At this point I was taken into the room and given an intravenous injection and put on a bed. The bed went into the scanner and I had to hold my arms above my head, not easy with a needle in your arm. The nurse released the fluid into me and told me that I would go very warm, my throat might tighten and that I would feel as if I had peed the bed. At first I thought she was joking, until it happened. What a strange feeling. She had no explanation for it happening, other than a side effect of the drug.
The scan took about 15 minutes and then it was all over. Nothing much to it really. Afterwards you just have to keep drinking fluids because the drug dehydrates you, so this was one day when I definitely got in my quota of water. Now I just have to wait for my results. emoticon
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DARLENEK04 12/2/2011 10:38PM

  Thanks for the updating. Will keep you in our prayers.


Darlene

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GEORGIAK25 12/2/2011 3:43PM

    Wonderful results. Now up and up in the health stakes.

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MUMSKI 12/2/2011 10:07AM

    Thank you ladies for all your comments, truly appreciated.

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DOWNPORT 12/1/2011 1:33PM

    Glad you are through this Lynn - praying for good results. It brought back memories - your description fitted my experience exactly!

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BGUMBA 12/1/2011 12:37PM

    Praying that the results are great!

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TURTLE24 12/1/2011 11:57AM

    Thanks for sharing. What an interesting experience. Hope the results will bring good news.


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DOODERQUEEN 12/1/2011 11:53AM

    Thinking of only good results for you!

That sounds like a long day.

Glad you got through it with no issues.

Thanks for updating us!


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SANDYMAE3 12/1/2011 11:41AM

    praying for good results!!

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