Monday, November 29, 2010

Good news!

After I got my CT in March - 7 1/2 months ago, I never went in for a follow-up. I guess I figured they would call me if anything was wrong. I told a friend that and they gave me a lecture saying "Not so!".

Okay. Okay! When I scheduled this CT, I asked for March's results just in case there was a surprise in store for me and they gave them to me (they were good btw).

Today, I called in and asked when I would receive my results from last week's scan. She said, "when you have your follow-up."

Really? You can't hold my results hostage - can you? I mean, I paid for the scan... or I will. (And that is pretty much what I told her).

I got a call about an hour later. She said, "Dr. Cohn wanted to let you know that the results of your scan are good, but he still wants you to come in so he can discuss them with you."

Nice. I'll take that.

And I did schedule a follow-up appointment too...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Halfway there CT Scan! And Happy Thanksgiving!

So today I went in for my six month (albeit a month and a half late) check up via CT Scan. The flavor of my barrium "smoothie" was banana. Such a lie. It is soooo not a smoothie. It's like drinking liquid chalk. Banana flavored liquid chalk. Yumm. Sorry, I'm getting off on a tangent.

I'm not sure when I'll get the results back, but I am praying they are unremarkable. I'll let you know.

I went to a new clinic today for my scan. The place I go is through RMCC, but they have a mobile "Love Heals" trailer with the equipment for the scans and today it happened to be at a clinic I hadn't been to before. I mainly spoke to two people, my intake nurse and the technician. I've probably said this before, but I just think that the level of care (?) goes up a notch when you're getting specialized treatment. People seem to take more time and more interest in you.

Both of these ladies were so nice and talked to me like we were good friends. One found out that we had a child the same age and she talked to me about her daughter and school, and driving, and texting and..... The other just went right into Thanksgiving and after asking if I was ready for it and how I was spending it, told me all about her plans. Her husband is baking a turkey for her side of the family dinner which they are having at her parents house (although her parents are out of town). He's smoking a turkey for his side of the family dinner, which he will be able to attend because he has to work in the day. What? I'm not complaining. I love nice people. It just seemed a little weird and then I told myself "Be thankful Tommy. You've met some wonderfully caring people through your journey and you don't have to overthink everything."

Maybe you think they were just in the holiday spirit? Nah, I think they're like that all the time.