Wednesday, November 30, 2005

A $100 pina colada and a blown vein, all before 8 am!

Yeah. Except it wasn't a real pina colada, it was that contrast fluid stuff you have to drink for a CT scan. Oh. My. Gosh. That stuff was disgusting. I asked for an emesis basin and they thought I was kidding until I started gagging. I went in thinking that I would either have to drink the nasty stuff, OR have the die injected. I had to do both! I told them all that it was a conspiracy because I hate needles and have a really sensitive gag reflex and that someone must hate me and is seeking revenge. They all laughed. Glad I could offer some comic relief at 6:30 am on a Wednesday. So the tech takes me back, I get on the table and he breaks it to me that I have to have a needle so he could administer the other contrast fluid intravenously. Poor guy, I think he got scared because of the look I gave him. He does the first scan without the contrast fluid, then comes over to inject the die and feels the vein go, and then I felt the vein go. That shit hurts! He felt really bad, although I don't think it was anything he did. He was trying to keep me as comfortable (comfortable being warm) as possible and just pushed the sleeve to my sweater up which apparently served as a tourniquet, which wasn't a good thing? So, all in all, it's been a bang up morning! I would post the pictures of my insides if I could figure out how to get just one off the disc....
Well, here are some slides...not sure exactly what we're seeing here. Oh, and if a radiologist happens to see these, just let me know if there is good news. If there is bad news, shut your cake hole.

8 comments:

MMJ said...

Sorry you had such a rough morning! At least it is in the past... let's see those insides!

Heather said...

Hang in there Nicole! I'm glad you went so you find out if anything is wrong. Love you! :)

JustJunebug said...

ew.

i hope all is well baby girl

TXSongBird said...

I hate to break this to you, but according to those xrays, you are pregnant. You are gonna have five of chelsea's puppies

Steph said...

I hope you get better news...and soon! Sorry about your rough morning ;-(

Love ya!

Renee said...

Yuck. Hope your day got much better... and that you went for a REAL Pina Colada, or at least a Margarita! You deserved it!

NicoleC said...

Mel-Did you come back to see my insides?!
Heather-Thank you sweetness! Love you too!
June-Hopefully all wil be well SOON!
Jamie-I KNEW IT! That's great news!
Steph-Thank you! Does that mean you feel sorry enough for me to come down and hang out with me this weekend? ;-)
Renee-I went home and was asleep by 8:00! I couldn't even think of doing anything else, although when I left the office at 4 I could have gone for about 20 Ace pear ciders from Boondoggles!
Thanks you guys! Your well wishes mean the world to me!

Jenn said...

yummy.. I love ace pear ciders. Well, I know what what the different circles are, but I don't know how to interpret them yet (that's next semester) :) Hope all is well.