Monday, February 28, 2011

The joy of Barium!

Had my CT this morning.  I didn't realize they'd want to do both barium and the iodine.  What fun! 

When I got there at just before 7AM, the ladies at the front desk smiled and said "Oh, you're here for the breakfast shake!"  I just love those two; always happy and always kind.  Jane got them rings for Christmas.  I'll have to take a photo of mine so you can see what they got.  I love both of mine; one is red and one is turquoise.  The finest plastic bling money can buy. :D  The front desk ladies loved theirs.

So about 25 years ago, I had an upper GI, and I remember swallowing barium, but believe me, great strides have been made in the palatability of this stuff.  Mine was labelled a 'vanilla smoothie.'  It was not bad at all.  Definitely not a problem getting it down.

Considering I'm just getting through with my bout of Bronchitis, I think I was breathing pretty decently this morning, but once the iodine hit, I couldn't hold my breath to save my life.  I tried to breathe as shallowly as possible though.  Hope it worked out.  We did have to do the post Iodine part of the scans twice, though.  Oh well, it's not like they don't know I can't breathe well.

Now comes the fun part; waiting around for Thursday and the results.  I think my results are going to be very positive.  For one thing, I'm still eating and breathing.  Very good signs, I say. ;)  And frankly, I got through this bronchitis pretty darned well.  Seriously, I do think I'm going to be very happy with the results from this CT.  And let's hope it shows that the Herceptin is doing its job.  I can live like this for A LOT of years, believe me.  Just give me plenty of rest and good nutrition, and I'm set!

Well, I'm going in to the plant tomorrow, so I'm going to have an early night.  I wish you all sweet dreams and a restful night.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Girl
    Are you kidding me with that smoothie being ok. I had to drink 2 of those 4 years ago, my goodness it was like wallpaper paste. I was determined to get it down as I did not want to have to repeat it, yuk.

    I really hope you get good news on Thursday, fingers crossed and all that good stuff. Like you say, when you can get out of bed in the morning and move around then life is grand. Take it easy at the boeing ranch today.
    Be well
    Fay in the family room

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