Well, I’m back!!
It took two tries to get the IV in, but that’s usual. It’s no problem to start an IV in either of my hands, but they told me they power-inject the contrast, so they had to put it in my arm. So, they tried in my left arm; it’s a wreck right now; all sorts of pretty colors! The right arm worked like a charm. I didn’t even feel the needle (20 gage!) go in, nor did I feel the water flush – but man oh man I felt the contrast!! (with the left arm, they coudn’t even get it to flush or get me to bleed through the needle, so) But I have incredibly thin and fickle veins – and the ones that look fat are all rolypoly and hidey. :eye roll:
Anyway. They did their thing. And with all the Prednisone and Benadryl in my system, I almost dozed off several times – although I couldn’t because I had to hold my breath several times. (They ran two – one without contrast and one without)
The lab techs said that everything looked perfect to them, and they sent the scan on to our surgery team.
After this, I had to go around for an X-ray to make sure the contrast was washing through my kidneys and bladder like it was supposed to be. It was, so I got to leave.
It took longer for them to finagle around with my veins than it did for them to do the scans and x-ray! LOL
So now, we wait for the next step, but at least we know when that’s going to be – September 22 for me and Thomas both. I will keep everyone posted. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers!