Monday, March 5, 2007

CT scans today

I'm nervous. I always get nervous before these things. Not about the test itself, which is unpleasant, but safe enough, but about what the outcome might be.

I am in remission 3 years as of last month. I feel healthy, no weird bumps or unexplained symptoms, so I'm optimistic that I'll get another all-clear this week. The first time I had to go for follow-up scans I couldn't think of anything else for two weeks. This time I only started thinking about it yesterday. So that's progress.

I'm not allowed to eat or drink anything for 4 hours before the test, which means no breakfast today. I'm hungry already. And during the exam you're given an IV and they inject "contrast dye" into your veins, which gives you a hot flash. Like menopause. It's about as much fun as it sounds.

Then immediately following the test, I'm off to the airport. My bags are crammed with things to take back to the office in Malawi, so I'm a bit stressed about carting everything around today. So wish me luck today - you'll hear the outcome one way or another in the next few weeks.


Dad said...

Hope the scans went well and your return trip was as enjoyable as a long flight can be. What are your feelings about being back in Lilongwe? Did your B&B guests drink all your beer?