Tuesday, January 13, 2009

It's Over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YAY!! The Hidascan is over!! It wasn't as bad as I was anticipating. There were 2 parts to the test. The 1st part lasted an hour, and took pictures of my liver. Radioactive dye was injected into my liver to get a better picture. After that, the technician gave me about a 10 minute break before begging the 2nd portion of the test. This part lasted about 40 minutes and was intended to measure the retractability of my gallbladder (whatever that means). It also involved another substance being injected into my bloodstream.

My back did pretty well. It started getting really achy near the end of the 1st portion, but after the break, it was ok. I also took some Ultram before I arrived this morning (even though I was NPO). I also took a Phenegran before arriving to help with my nausea...and I was glad I did. Because while in the waiting room, I had a horrible bout where I thought I was going to throw up. But the Phenegran kicked in and relieved that feeling.

They were not able to use my port :( At one point they had a lady that was going to come access it, but they didn't have the correct needle to do so. So after 2 trys for an IV...a nurse from Oncology/Radiology was successful.

The Nuclear Medicine Technician was also sweet and checked on me every few minutes (which I liked).

So now we just wait for results. I know you can view the results right away, so if I don't hear anything by Thursday morning, I'm going to call!

Well...I'm eating leftovers right from last night (pizza from Mellow Mushroom...yummy)...and then have a few things lined up for this afternoon!


Emily said...

Oh, I'm so glad the test went OK. You were in my prayers this morning and when I read my little devotional this morning I knew I needed to share it with you!

"Pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks." Phil. 4:6

Heaven knows no difference between Sunday morning and Wednesday afternoon. God longs to speak as clearly in the workplace as he does in the sanctuary. He longs to be worshiped when we sit at the dinner table and not just when we come to his communion table. You may go days without thinking of him, but there's never a moment when he's not thinking of YOU.

Just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you and felt the Lord's promting to remind you that He loves you very much!

Katelyn said...

I have no idea what any of the procedures you are having done are called, what they do, or how they affect you. I do know however that you are a pretty cool cat for choosing to rejoice rather than succumb to sorrow and pity. I am so glad we're friends!!

{Thanks for the encouragement on my "grown up" job. Day two was much easier and I rolled out of bed a little easier.}

Christy said...

I'm so glad the scan went ok. I'm praying for good results.

Lil' Chris' Mom said...

Glad it wasn't so bad. Praying for good results:)

Carrie said...

I am glad the test are over with and praying for the good results for you.

I am fixing to drop you an email about the GSH.


Brooks Family said...

Hi! I've been reading for a while; thought I'd comment! We used to live in Pelham...now I am stuck in the cold, but anyhow, I wanted to let you know that I am praying for you! :) Glad your scan went well!

Carrie said...

Hey Again...I just wanted to let you know I tagged you on my blog..hope you don't mind....if you don't want to do it I totally understand...