CT Scan Tomorrow

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-26-2005
CT Scan Tomorrow
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Thu, 10-28-2010 - 10:00pm

Tomorrow Im getting a pelvic and abdominal CT scan. They called and I had to run over and pick up Barium milkshake YUCK. Anyone have advice on drinking it and keeping it down? What should I expect tomorrow after all the crap is in me? I need to fast for 4 hours so I will get to take my pain meds in the morning but they will be wearing off as Im getting the test done. Do you think I can or will want to eat right after so I can take more pain meds? Im so nervious about this but so happy that my doc is working so quick to find out whats wrong. My symptoms only started earlier this month and I have already had an ultrasound. We just decided this Tuesday to go the CT route. UGH so glad when its all done. My follow up is Monday so I will try to enjoy the weekend incase we dont get good news.

Thanks for letting me ramble. Good thing I dont have any of you ladies on IM or I would be bugging you like crazy right now. LOL

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iVillage Member
Registered: 09-26-2005
Fri, 10-29-2010 - 2:43pm

Thank you. I survived the test but feel real pukey. Atleast its all done.

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Registered: 07-07-2008
Fri, 10-29-2010 - 2:01pm
I hope the test goes well. I had to drink that stuff a few years ago and I don't really think there is an easy way to do it. P&PT for you!
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-26-2005
Fri, 10-29-2010 - 9:47am

I drank the one for last night and the problem is that it's SOOOOO thick. Chugging is impossible because its thick. Today will be harder since I cant eat or drink anything but the shake :( Ugh Its so early and I have 4 hours until my appt what to do what to do....Yeah for internet.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-08-2006
Thu, 10-28-2010 - 10:25pm

Good luck tomorrow. I have no advice but you will be in my thoughts!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-04-2004
Thu, 10-28-2010 - 10:14pm

GL tomorrow ((HUGS)) I had a stomach/esophaguas one..I have no advice on the barium milkshake..just do it and hold your nose!

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