Thursday, December 22, 2011

PET scan complete.... the waiting game begins.

This PET scan was a little different than my last one.
I had a CT scan at the same time.
I had to be there at 8:30 and was done a little before 11. It's a long process.

First, I have to drink a couple cups of barium. Then my IV is started and radioactive glucose is injected. It comes in this crazy metal container.

I'm left in this quiet, dark room and told not to move for 1 hour, as this test detects cell activity.
To me, that meant take a nap. I happily obliged. Thank you, Xanax!

I was woken up and moved to the cold scan room. They gave me some nice warm blankets and told me to lie still.
It took me about 10 seconds to fall back asleep.

This is exactly why I can't take Xanax very often. It knocks me out.

The techs wished me well and sent me on my way.

I made it home just in time for the boys' nap time. I happily joined them.
I have gotten more sleep today than I have any other day this month. Love it!


  1. Too bad you were asleep - when I had one done in April the stuff in the IV made my girl parts all warm and tingly. The tech laughed when I chastised her for not warning me of that "side effect."

  2. I got that before I went to sleep, Michele. :) It made me feel like I wet my pants. :)

  3. I remember that metal thing from when my grandma had her PET scans. (She went to the same oncology center as you)
    Xanax is great, isn't it? ;)
    Love you!