Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Scanning for PETs?

I got a call from East Valley Diagnostic Imaging earlier today asking when I wanted to schedule my PET scan.  Well, never, actually, but since it's silly not to accept reality, we scheduled the scan for tomorrow at Noon.

Noon... so why do I have to be there at 10:30 to check in?  Oh because we'll be putting creepy crap into your bloodstream so we can find all the nooks and crannies into which the cancer could be hiding.

I'm like, DUDE!  (ok, really, I have played WOW for too long.)  I've still got the black fist of death from last Friday's IV, and I get to deal with another one tomorrow?  Be still my heart... no not literally, thank you. 

You see, I only have one arm still available for injections, blood pressure, blood draws and IV's, and it's not looking so hot right now, and the last time I was at EVDI for my CT scan, after three tries they gave up on the IV.  So, I face tomorrow wtih a bit of trepidation, but I really, REALLY want to get this part over.  I HAVE TO KNOW!

I went to work today, but I left there a little after 1PM.  I was feeling pretty drained.  I haven't heard any more about my biopsy findings and it's getting on my last nerve.  Oh, but hey, I have my new, exciting bottle of Xanax and I shall take it with me tomorrow, although they tell me the PET is about on a par with the CT scan, and that was fine.  Of course, if this is true, why did they ask if I was claustrophobic?  Hmmm.....

Oh well, I'm too tired to worry about it.  Let's just get it over while I'm in my "oh-I'm-so-stoic!" phase. :)

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