Friday, August 26, 2011

Bone scan day

It was bone scan day today. This is the exam where they inject me with a radioactive tracer that settles into my bones, wait three hours, and then run something like a geiger counter over my entire body to see if there are any areas where the bone is being built up or eaten away. Close-up exams can be taken also.

Each time I have one of these exams, I wonder if maybe the radioactive tracer will give me superhero powers. So far that hasn't happened, and I'm starting to wonder if I need a catalyst like lightning to make the tracer activate my superhero powers. If only I'd had my bone scan during that big storm this past Wednesday I could have superhero powers now!

The scan itself went well. They did two close-up scans in addition to the full scan: one on the left side that was centered on my sternum and another one on my right centered on my lower ribs. I know they did extra scans last year but I don't remember whether there were two or one extra.

I dozed through the entire scan. I actually prefer to doze through it because otherwise I can get wiggly (I'm not supposed to move during the scan) and sometimes I can get a bit claustrophobic with the scanner sitting right above my nose during that part. If I can relax enough to doze, I stay (mostly) still and I'm not claustrophobic.

I see my oncologist in about a month and I'll get the results then. I guess she'll call me if anything shows up but I'm just going to assume that the results are fine until I hear otherwise.

1 comment:

The Hyperlexian Aspie said...

i hope it comes through clear, with no problems or areas of concern!!!!

love,
vicki