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Thursday, November 13, 2008

PET Scan

PET scan today....

Must fast 5 hours before PET scan.

Really tired this morning.

Forced myself to get up and eat a decent breakfast.

Began the 5 hour fast.

An hour into the fast, get a call, there was a "takala" (malfunction), so my scan was moved from 3:30 to 4:30.

I had 5 minutes to eat something, before the next five hours started.

Quick! Eat a clementina! (No clue what that is in English. Tangerine? Clementine?)


Back to the fast.

Can drink water, but nothing else.


Get to hospital.


Get shot with radioactive stuff.


(just kidding)

Wait around in dinky room.



Drink this.


Not as bad as Barium.

An hour later, called in for the scan.

Notice two waiting stations, with comfy chairs and individual TELEVISIONS!!!

Boy did I feel like a second class citizen!

Oh well... I'll know for next time!

My turn for the scan.

Another really narrow "bed" (why do they make these things so narrow?!).

Commented about the music.

Technician said he could change it.


I asked for classical music.

Good stuff.

Lie down; arms over my head. Hold them there for.... TWENTY FIVE MINUTES!

Scan is over.

Go home.


Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.

With love and optimism,

1 comment:

Batya said...

good luck
refuah shleimah