Wednesday, October 24, 2007

My CT scan has been rescheduled for 10:30 today. I've been fasting since 8pm yesterday. Needless to say, I am one cranky little kiddie.

Caroline sent me a care package yesterday. Thank you! I now have a good book to read and some fun mad libs to do. You can always count on Caroline for the good stuff. :) I've already tortured Chris with the stupid questions book. Good to have on hand.

I have a separate CT scan on Thursday for my head and neck. I wonder if this means that I'll have to drink more barium and have move iodine injected. It seems like a complete waste since I'll be drinking barium and having an iodine injection today. I also found out that I'll be having a scan of my pelvis. Guess how they get the iodine in there. Let's just say that the word enema was thrown around a few times. Can't wait. If they keep this up, I'll get a reputation. They just want to see how far the tumors have infiltrated my lower colon and in there's any bladder involvement. I'd rather think that there isn't, but that would be naive on my part.

So it's T-minus 15 minutes until the first barium shake arrives. I only have to drink down 3. Yummy, yummy. I chose apple this time. I can't quite remember how I felt about it last time. I'm hoping it was positive.

I'll write more when I know something else and I promise not to go into graphic detail about the introduction of iodine into the lower intestine.


Paige said...

Thanks, Ann!

Sue said...

ann - i have been keeping up with you and praying for you. i first heard of your fight from brian hess's caring bridge website. let me know your address (either at the hospital or home) and i'd be glad to send you some goodies.

Sue de Tarnowsky