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CT Scans Are No Fun

Friday, February 07, 2020

In the ongoing attempt to figure out why I've been in so much pain, I had a CT scan yesterday. The following is a post I shared in my stories on Instagram @foundmyspark

You show up for your CT scan and get all checked in. A nurse brings out a drink and says "people are always worried that it's going to taste bad, but it's really not that bad. Everyone always says they really like the first one, but by the time they get to the second one they're totally over the taste." She leaves. It is now up to you to drink two bottles of this stuff over the next two hours. You take a sip and start to gag. This stuff is disgusting! What on Earth was she on? "Not that bad, my butt" you think. Then you realize it's flavored. Ooh is it something good like orange? pineapple? grape? Nope. It's your least favorite fruit of all time! Blueberry 🥺🤮

You slowly sip on this "smoothie" that has the texture of a slightly thicker milk, but is most definitely not milk. It wants to come back up, but you really don't want to have to do this a second time. You've only got two hours to get this down and keep it down. Keep sipping while you dream about real food. 🥙🥪🥗

Finally, FINALLY you are able to finish choking it down. The nurse comes back to get you and asks how it was. "Absolutely awful" you say. She asks "even the first one?" "Yes, even the first one! It was BLUEBERRY flavored!" you emphasize. With a knowing smile she nods, "oh and you hate blueberries." "YEP!" You then realize that you just yelled at her three times. 😬 Okay you didn't actually YELL, but you definitely made your feelings WELL known. You're a bit hangry having been on a clear liquid diet since 10am and then you had to drink that horrible smoothie! So you joke around with her so she doesn't think you're a total bitch. Just a small one 😉

Now the smoothie part is done and you need an IV and a saline solution to make sure it's working right. This solution will HURT. The nurse will ask "does it hurt? or does it just sting?" You will think "um, something stinging means it HURTS. Something can hurt without stinging, but stinging means it hurts, woman" but you won't say that out loud (you're still trying to hide the hangry 😉) So you just say "oh it definitely stings." She'll then explain the process before leaving the room to start the first half. Then she comes back to give you the contrast WHICH WILL HURT AS MUCH AS THE SALINE, but you try to remind yourself that you can not assault the person inflicting said pain upon you. It's literally her job 🤦‍♀️

Hey! You made it! The test is over, unfortunately that means having to sit through rush hour traffic in an attempt to make it back home. And dang it, you weren't smart enough to plan ahead so you have to stop at the grocery store so that you actually have something to eat for dinner. Double 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

Okay, so maybe none of that was you. It was me. 🤷‍♀️

Also, I don't know what I thought a CT scan entailed, but apparently you do not have to remove any of your clothing. Meaning that I shaved, DURING THE WINTER, for no reason. 🤷‍♀️🤦‍♀️

Take care friends!
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    Glad you got through it okay! emoticon It really doesn't sound like much fun, but at least it's out of the way! emoticon

    Great blog! emoticon emoticon
    494 days ago
    Be well
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