So I went for the bone scan yesterday…..
it was cooler than expected.
The tech working with me was very down to earth. She was nice, interesting and explained everything. She injected me with radioactive solution using a small needle: actually the same size as the ones they give newborns – which is great because I hate needles.
Then she got me to step on one of these bad boys and took some pictures of my hips and knees.
Then I was free to go….. instructed to return 4 hours later.
I was allowed to eat and drink anything I wanted and in order for the radiation to move through my system. So eating & drinking more, more often was actually encouraged.
YUM! cherry pie & peanut butter cookie
So after a quick sage burning – I did one when we first moved in the house but when Crista mentioned it as an option for what Logan’s been going through I decided to do it again. I enjoy trying different rituals from all different belief systems. I tend to favour those that utilize the natural environment, as those would be what our native ancestors would’ve most likely resorted to. I hope it worked.
Then it was back in the car and another Larabar down….I’m sad to tell you there’s only one left 😉
I had never had a larabar and when I finally tried one I was looking at the ingredients and with the amount of sugar and lack of protein I couldn’t figure out what all the hype was about. However, once I had these and devoured the 2 cheery pies ones (amazing fyi) I noticed the bars only had 3 ingredients in them. That is what’s awesome about them. huh! who knew.
Anyway, I went back to the hospital and ended up having to pay for parking, as I couldn’t score a free spot on the mountain lookout like I had in the morning…..
pretty isn’t it?
*side note – sometimes I am so optimistic that I feel like I may get “lucky” in life, with the little things, like getting that parking spot twice in the same day. Somedays it happens but days like today when it doesn’t I try to still smile and think – all things happen for a reason* – is that silly?
Anyway, when I get called in I’m with a new girl for my actual bone scan and she isn’t as laid back as my first girl. The first girl had told me she’d let me take photos (as being the awesome blogger I am, I obviously asked in the earlier appt) but now I had this new girl.
I think in my head, maybe I could ask her, maybe she’d be ok with it. However, she seems more by-the-book. So I decide to let her shine in that area and ask her all about what the machine does, what she’s doing and she asks me if there’s any other area I’m worried about – I say I hit my shin 4 years ago and it’s never healed. She scans it and lo and behold – there’s where the next 30 mins of my scan is focuses. I won’t find out till I have my dr’s appt but my shin was glowing on the screen.
Just then, I hear a familiar voice come through the door (I can’t see as I’m facing the other way) and she says “Hey, you want to go for your break?” the other girl leaves and it’s my awesome photo taking tech back to save my bone scan blog post…..
Yep, she came back to help me get my bone scan shot! YAY! and even told me I needed a thumbs up! A nuclear medicine tech after my own blogger heart <3
that is how I looked for over an hour while that huge camera scanned over 3/4 of my body. Let’s hope we fine out what’s causing the groin pain.
Just because I want you guys to have this stuck in your head too…..for the past 2 weeks whenever someone asks about my bone scan all I can think of is that scene in the first Spiderman where he’s in the wrestling ring and the guy says “Bone saw is ready“ I just kept saying “Bone scan is ready“….yes, I know I’m a loser. We’ve clarified this before.
Anyway, that video is very repetitive but I didn’t want half of you trying to figure out what on earth I was talking about – so that’s what I’m talking about 😉
I am planning on mailing the rest of your prizes this week (I know, I’m a slacker) 😀 and also making a Dr’s appt with the cool cat Dr. Harvey – I’ll keep you posted.
1. ever had a bone scan?? did you turn into an Xmen character??
I am not gonna lie – I was hoping I’d wake up as Rouge or Storm ….but alas, I remain Ali Mc, mom and not interesting.
2. do you have a problem talking to strangers?? asking for a picture??
never – well maybe if my gut says no.
3. facebook page? do you have one?? LINK IT UP!