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Maybe more here than you want to know about my day, so I'll be nice and put it behind a cut....

So I get up this morning an it's like 12 degrees.  I had to get up at 5:30, just so I could drink 16-24 oz of water.  Well, I managed pretty close to that much.  Now mind you, I never go to bed before midnight, so 5:30 is really early for me.  But we get up, hubby manages to get breakfast and coffee for himself, and we head down to the hospital for my CT scan.

It's 12 degrees outside, and all I'm wearing for a coat is the liner to my columbia quad coat (polar fleece, usually warm enough when you don't need to be waterproof in snow or duck weather), and once again, I slipped on my shoes with no socks.  Call me crazy. After finding a reasonably close parking space (important with the cold!) we dash into the building, get checked in pretty quickly, since I preregistered last night, and lo and behold, when I get to the imaging place, there's yet another bottle of water for me to drink.

I got to wait maybe 3 or 4 minutes before the tech came and got me, and walked me back to the CT machine, sticks me so he can pump in the colorant after the first set of scans, and proceeds to take them.  No sweat.  I didn't even have to put on a hospital gown.  Since they were looking at my biliary tree and pancreas, he covered me with a blanket and asked me to unzip and push down my jeans.  Easy.

Then they hit me with the colorant.  That is always fun.  If you've never had a CT scan, you don't know what you're missing.  All of a sudden, you feel hot, first for me in the crotch and in the top of my head.  They roll me back in, take the first pic, and I am really feeling strange by the time they ask me to take the second pic.  For a sec there I felt so flushed I wasn't sure I was going to be able to hold my breath properly, but just when it feels too weird, and I'm wondering if I'm having a reaction to the iodine, the heat goes away, and the parts of me that felt soo hot at first go cool.

We got to the imaging area about 8, and about 8:10 it was done.  Easy.

Then off to have breakfast and coffee!

After that, we dashed home and I put on warmer clothes and then we went to fish and game cause hubby's trying to get into a spring Turkey hunting season draw hunt, which means he has to put his name in and wait to see if they pull his number  But for this, we brought our cameras, because Fish and Game is right next to the MK Nature Center, one of my favorite places to take pics.  I took 64 of them.  Got some nice pics of wood ducks and mallards and woodland scenes with stream and ponds and some snow and ice.  That was fun.

Now, short sleeped and tired, I may take a nap.  Or drink more coffee. 

Interesting day though.  Not sure if I'll get anything written.



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Jan. 27th, 2009 09:31 pm (UTC)
Upper GI?

*Shudders* yes.. I remember all too well the CT scans of that area! If only there had been a Dr who actually had known about migraines that affect only the stomach when an attacks occurs...

I'm still hoping they come back with good news for you!

Sounds like you had quite the day! And the piccies sounds awesome!!
Jan. 28th, 2009 12:57 am (UTC)
Ack...stomach troubles suck. I know first hand.

Some of the piccies are up on dA....
Jan. 27th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
I wondered what you meant by colorant, the iodine always makes me warm as well. Just be glad all they wanted you to drink was water, when I go (and will be again in Feb.) I get to drink a nasty contrast, and get an enema as well! Glad you're okay, a nap after a medical procedure always does me good.
Jan. 28th, 2009 12:56 am (UTC)
I've drunk the constrast stuff before too...I know what you mean...but peaking at the pancreas doesn't need that...yay!

Never did get that nap...I just hate naps. LOL.
Jan. 27th, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC)
LOL... has naughty thoughts there... LOL

Hope everything will be fine!!! Awfully early you got up but, usually it's the best time, at least here. Otherwise, you have a lot of people waiting.

WOW You took a lot of pics, maybe a couple of them were the ones I just fav'ed at DA? :D

Go, take a nap... you can... we are preparing dinner here!!LOL (near 8 o'clock!)

:huggles: Take care!!
Jan. 28th, 2009 12:54 am (UTC)
Yep, those were from this afternoon. Glad I got them. It started snowing again....
Jan. 27th, 2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
*big hugs for momma kk* i'm sorry you have had such a hard day!!! <333
Jan. 28th, 2009 12:53 am (UTC)
It was only hard in the morning...the afternoon was right on pleasant...now if I could get focused, maybe I could write something...
Jan. 28th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
Sounds like you had an interesting day, to say the least. Get some rest and I can't wait to see the pictures.
Jan. 28th, 2009 12:52 am (UTC)
Got 4 of them up on dA...this one's the best of the bunch so far:

Jan. 28th, 2009 03:39 am (UTC)
Very nice! You really have a feel for snow/water textures.
Jan. 28th, 2009 04:41 am (UTC)
I really, really enjoy playing with that type of image...I'm lucky that there are places not far from the house where I can get near the river and it looks like I'm in another, totally non-urban world...and then, I'm not that far from the mountains, either. 30 miles from here I'm in Ponderosa pine country...20 miles to the east, I'm in rolling country that's mostly sagebrush and black basalt...it's a great place to live to do landscape photography, which is what I like best.
Jan. 28th, 2009 12:19 am (UTC)
All of a sudden, you feel hot, first for me in the crotch

LOL - I'm not even going to say the first thing tha popped in my head...

but I'm glad it all went well and didn't take your entire day.
Jan. 28th, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)
Hey, you're thoughts were probably on the right track...But you'd only think that for a moment...and then the top of your head catches fire...and then you just feel weird all over. LOL.

I've been told my reaction was pretty much normal, too...
Jan. 28th, 2009 02:25 am (UTC)

Well, at least you had the chance to take some pics, to make up for the more unpleasant first half of the day. Hopefully it brings back good news!
Jan. 28th, 2009 04:44 am (UTC)
Yep, I am hoping. Felt good today for the most part...it's an off again/on again chronic problem, and the tests were mostly cause I have a new doc who wants to know what's going on. And when I slipped on the ice earlier this year, I landed right on the part of me that gives me all the trouble, so maybe having a look-see is not a bad idea...
Jan. 28th, 2009 03:08 am (UTC)
I hate contrast. I feel pretty much the same way as you with it, but I can't get the metallic flavor out of my mouth for at least a day. Don't see how you managed coffee.

*hugs the vixen* Quite an adventure!
Jan. 28th, 2009 04:09 am (UTC)
It doesn't give me an aftertaste, so I am lucky that way. Plus I have enough sweet and creamy in my coffee that it hides a multitude of sins...LOL.

You stay warm there in your hot and cold Texas tonight.
Jan. 28th, 2009 05:00 am (UTC)
Sorry you had to endure this marvel of modern medicine. I am glad that you were rewarded for your suffering by an afternoon in a winter wonderland.
Jan. 28th, 2009 05:58 am (UTC)
It was a cold but pleasant way to spend the afternoon. And because it was cold, there was nobody else out walking in the nature center but hubby and I...which, in a way, made it even nicer...
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