This morning saw a very early start for me as I had to be at the hospital by 9am.
I hate being late, so I left home at 8am and was an acceptable 10 mins early for my appointment. Despite having the first appointment of the day, the staff kept me waiting a further 10 minutes past my appointment before the fun and games started.
First a chest X-Ray, no problem there. Then on to the CT scan. I had no idea what to expect but a very nice doctor chap talked me through the process. I had to drink dye that would light up my intestines (joy!), then they would inject a different dye that would light up my veins (double joy!). I drank the drink then got taken into a room with a nurse to fit a cannula. Poor nurse had two goes in two different places before giving up. I got taken into the scan room, laid down and a second nurse had a go. Finally they called the nice doctor chap back and he did it first go!
I don’t know why they had such a problem – I have had four separate blood tests in the last couple of months and the practice nurse had no problems at all.
So, pin cushion-like I laid still whilst they took pictures, remotely injected the dye through the cannula. It was a very strange experience – it was hot and tasted awful, I felt it travel through me, and it felt like I had wet myself – happily they did warn me of these! Then more pictures. All done in just a couple of minutes. Phew!
I had to hang around for 10 minutes to make sure all was well, so I had coffee in the cafe and then left.
I await the results.
The rest of the day I worked at home, then at 4pm we went for our walk – not getting any warmer!
I wonder if we will get snow?
Dinner was a real treat – aged organic sirloin steak, chips, peas – and gravy! OMG! Chips and gravy are soooo good! I was dragged up in Lincolnshire, so chips and gravy was a staple at home. I can’t remember the last time I made it though. Certainly ‘comfort food’ and has made what was a pretty tough day seem so much better.
Tomorrow – more working from home. I think it will be a late start! Have a wicked Wednesday!