Friday, January 2, 2009

PET Scan And A Sign


First and very important we are still waiting to hear back for a full report from my PET SCAN. I am going to blog in a different post about some test results and medical issues. But in this post I wanted to share some pictures and a story I think some of you may think is pretty cool.

Notice how nice the waterfall is on the way in..see how happy I look...something said for NPO and overdue for pain meds. Did I mention that it hurts like heck to be upright? And I needed my pain meds? Oh okay just wanted to make sure you got the full story.




So here we go again...The chair to start the IV for the meds...

I sure hope they can find that vein...I seem to have a issue with them lately.









Now Did ya'll know that when you get the meds you can NOT TALK? Here is how I found out. The nice DR came in and talked to me about my medical issues and explained the procedure. Then after he gave me the shot in the IV he says...Oh I forgot to tell you that you can NOT talk for an Hour. Jim got this look of pure heaven. Seriously...he looked like the kids did Christmas morning. Pure JOY.





Okay Listen...I have things to say. Or should I say that Jim had things to say. He decided to say some of the stupidest things he has ever said KNOWING I could not say anything. Okay well I am sure he has said even more stupid things but not when I could not tell him how crazy he was being.

I tried to do hand signs but he just did not get it...or was it that he was taunting me?


So finally enough was enough..I got me a pen and paper and I told him what I thought...He read it and then threw it away..with a smile on his face..Humm...





Okay ..Time for the test...finally. Did I mention that I was hurting and needed my pain meds?
Cause look how hard that small thingy is that I need to lay on..oh and yes..I was wearing some PJ pants because when mom is sick ..no wash is done..and if I could of talked ..we could of discussed that also during our hour together...

And of course I was a tad worried what in the world they would find while searching my head to my toes...

And I had things to say to Jim....oh yes I did. LOL




Now do you guys notice anything about this machine?



Look closely....


More close..






Do you see what I see?


As I was being wheeled into the machine I prayed for a peace . I prayed for the test to show a clear idea of what was going on....

And I thought about how different it was to be the one having the test done vs waiting on the results for Philip. As I started to think more about how brave Philip has been for so many years...

For those of you who are new to my blog. Philip is my oldest son who is one of the most brave people I know. And to think..I am learning from him.



I looked up and the machine moved me in ..and look at what I saw...


That was my nudge to know ...it would all be okay...





Oh and then I talked the whole way home...and took my so needed pain pill.

13 comments:

Alexis said...

Sweetie my thoughts and prayers are with you! If you ever need to talk just email me. I just went thru several CAT scans that found a tumor thankfully noncancers but needs to be watched.

Keep us posted!

Thank you dinner was yummy, tooth still hurts even today. Surgery sch for Tuesday to remove tooth. Ugh, he's a baby when sick unlike us women that can still be super mom!

HUGS

The White House said...

hmmm. The Lord is so interesting in His approach to life. And His attention to detail. Praying for clear results and wisdom for the doctors. Praying for healing from the Great Physician.

Lori said...

you are great...i love that you can find humor in the midst of what might seem chaotic. You rock!
and my hubs and i crack eachother up...sounds like you guys do too...that id the best, comforting feeling!
hang in there...praying for you!

AmberP said...

Have I mentioned before that you are one of my favorite people?! (Btw, the eye is doing alright - i wrote a little update just for you on my blog, explaining how it happened!) That was a great post, and I LOVE the pre-blood test NPO, no pain med look... lol... I see that all the time at the hospital. I think you have the look down just right!

Lots of prayers to you my friend!!!

annie kelleher said...

i believe in signs, too and i am sure that was one for you. hope you get good news soon~~

Amy Fichtner said...

Oh, that was so funny about Jim's facewhen he learned that you could not talk. my husbands name is Jim and he would probably do the same thing!! Thanks for shaing and i am praying for your results!!

Grace said...

Oh wow! Philip's.... how cool is that? Yep, God gives us signs... I'm glad to know that you got that nudge.

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Lisa said...

The one thing that I noticed is that the tunnel was way too small and I would have been freaking out. I had 1 CAT scan and that was enough for me. I am so claustrophobic.

Here is to hoping that you are feeling better and you get some good news.

Hugs,
Lisa

P.S. I didn't even notice that you were wearing jammie pants until you told me and why is it that certain people feel like they can't help when Mom is down and out?!?

Amy B said...

Lisa..
Can you call Jim and ask him your question. I mean really you are right..why is it that they can not do anything...
Let me know what he says...OK?

misty said...

How cool is that?! I believe God gives us signs too. So glad you got that nudge.I am so lol about your dh and the no talking...mine would be so thrilled too!When I've lost my voice in the past...his face looks like he is in heaven!lol...Hang in there Amy, I'm praying for you and the family. Hugs, Mist

He And Me + 3 said...

That was an awesome sign for sure.

Aspiemom said...

I am so sorry for the pain you are going through and hope that things are resolved soon. I am adding you and Phillip to my prayer blog.

Of all of the infusions I've had, I never had anyone say I couldn't talk for an hour. Did your husband put them up to that????