Contrast CT scan is scheduled for next Monday. The scan uses 2 chemicals to give the contrast. 1 you drink and the other injected into the blood stream. About 95% of all that have this done gets diharea from the liquid you drink, so we thought it would be wise to let me heal a few more days before I go thru that. Following that on Tuesday we will meet back with the Dr. to go over what is next. This CT will give the Drs. A really good picture of the whole tumor.
Yes, I was happy with the consult today because I was ready for the worst, but PRAYING for the best. So if there is good news when talking about Cancer then I felt I received today.
Thanks again for all the PRAYERS and positive support. When I start to get a little overwelmed, I know I can come here and get back on top of this again. Thank you all, I truly appreciate it.
I just had to have a CT scan today. If you never had one before, there's nothing to it really. I've had several. Show up an hour before the actual scan and drink the barium solution, they have "cappochino" (sp) flavor but it still tastes like crap. The hour is to let the stuff get through your system. Then you just lay down, in front of the big coil and they hook the IV up. There will probably be a couple of passes without the IV dye running then when they start that you will get a "hot" feeling all over but not terribly uncomfortable. The actual scan only takes only 15 minutes or so start to finish. That solution can loosen up the bowels but not all the time. I went to Taco John's for lunch afterwards--LOL! I really did, not paying a bad price for it ---yet! It was 9* outside and it sounded good.
Thoughts and prayers are with you.---DAC