Tests – Wednesday July 4th

Today I have to go through some tests to check if there are metastases in other parts of the body. This time in Hilversum.

  • First came the thorax (lungs) photo. I stood in front of a plastic plate and the pictures were taken. Very quick and painless.
  • Next the echo. We had to wait a long time, I was worried I’d be late for the bone scan. The same radiologist helped me. He was very kind.
  • Then to the nuclear department where I got a quick shot with Techneutium, a radioactive fluid.

We could go back home to have some lunch with my mom and Nancy. 

  • At 1 pm, Nancy and my mom took me back to the hospital. Ofcourse I got a bit lost. The nuclear department is tucked all the way in the back.
  • I recognized the patient before me because he also had his echo just before I did. He was very cheerful and told me to think of good things so the time would pass quickly.
  • The bone scan was painless – it took less than 20 minutes. You’re raised up to the plate so that its millimeters from your face, but the whole thing was relaxed, with music in the background.

At home, I was too tired to work so I went to lie down for a bit. The hospital called me to schedule a CT scan for the next day. The sun was shining but I felt a bit down. Could there be bad news? Sometimes waiting can be hard.

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