Wednesday, June 04, 2008

I'm not radioactive anymore

The tracer used in the bone scan I had on Monday can trigger security screening devices like those at airports. Because I knew I was flying today, I got a letter explaining that I'd had this tracer in case I set the device off.

I was kind of hoping that I'd set the device off - I thought it would be sort of cool to be that radioactive, in the way that I think it would be cool to be a superhero. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your point of view), I did NOT set the screening devices a-buzzing. From this I conclude that I'm not radioactive anymore.

In case you're wondering, I'm in Edmonton for a few days. I'm taking the redeye back Monday night and arrive back in Toronto Tuesday morning.

2 comments:

Laura Zinn said...

I agree that it would be pretty cool to set of the airport scanner by being radioactive! Not that it's a good thing to be radioactive, but if you have to do it anyway, why not have fun with it?

Monisa N said...

Ha ha ha, I can't stop laughing at the mental picture I have of you glowing like Casper. I wonder if they have recalibrated the scanner thingys since so many radioactive patients are traveling now.