CT scan today

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Registered: 06-08-2002
CT scan today
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Fri, 01-10-2014 - 2:38pm

My oncologist wanted me to have a CT scan before starting chemo, so that's what I did today.  I had to drink a barium sulfate solution and be injected with an iodine dye.  My stomach is very unhappy right now.  As the dye began to course through my veins, I felt strange and became a little panicky, but I worked through my anxiety and managed to get myself together.  The worst part of the whole thing was having to drink the barium solution and then wait 2 hours for it to fully work its way into my intestinal tract.  I was nauseated and the barium solution seems to act like a laxative.  Not pleasant.  

The whole deal with being ill is having to endure so many medical procedures, all of which seem to involve discomfort or outright pain.  I'm becoming completely laissez-faire about getting stuck.  I used to fear it; now it's no big deal.  I watched my husband go through procedure after procedure stoically and I was greatful it wasn't me.  I felt terrible for him, but I didn't know if I could do as well as he at dealing with the pain/discomfort/fear.  Now here I am, facing the same things.  It's truly surreal.





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Registered: 05-09-2010
Sun, 01-12-2014 - 9:37am

{{hugs}} I know I don't know you but I am here listening. I can't imagine going through this. You seem to have a good attitude. Do you have your results yet?

Nancy
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Registered: 06-08-2002
Sun, 01-12-2014 - 12:02pm

No results yet.  I suppose they will call me?  I assume the results will be sent to my oncologist.