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Scan Today, Results Tomorrow, Nervous As All Get Out, and a New Record

I had my every six month CT scan today after much ordeal and a new record - 11 needle sticks.  Two to get the blood work, NINE to get the IV in.  I never thought I'd be missing the mediport (not that they ever used it for the CT scans anyway, but I think they might have made an exception today).  I'm in a fair bit of pain from all the needle sticks around my hands, wrists, and arms.  And of course anxious about what the results will be.  Prayers, candles, swinging chickens, and any other good thoughts you can muster would be VERY much appreciated.

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  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,521 **
    Ouch!

    IV's are one of my worst nightmares (they used to be my worse, then I got diagnosed with Cancer). 

    I think you deserve a treat today, and another threat when the results come in as NED. Which they will.

    Its good to see you here, lady. 

    Sue - Trurbrit

  • Easyflip
    Easyflip Member Posts: 588
    Well

    Lady Skye I just looked into the beautiful winter sky and willed a good result for you! Sorry, I don't have a chicken to swing, maybe my dog? 

    Good luck!!

    Easyflip/Richard

  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576
    Easyflip said:

    Well

    Lady Skye I just looked into the beautiful winter sky and willed a good result for you! Sorry, I don't have a chicken to swing, maybe my dog? 

    Good luck!!

    Easyflip/Richard

    ohhhhhh poor thing

    ouch.....a CT tech once told me that the needle on the CT is larger than your average size because it carries all that nice radioactive stuffie into us.....there does seem to be a prob getting them in....oh you poor little pin cushion.  last time that happened to me I said STOP and demanded they go get someone from the IV team....I never! complain but I thought nope not doing this with the CT tech.....the IV tech got it in first try....the CT tech was grumbling.....

    anyway it just makes senseKiss that you will have good results after that trial.....all best wishes......

     

    mags

  • TheLadySkye
    TheLadySkye Member Posts: 195
    maglets said:

    ohhhhhh poor thing

    ouch.....a CT tech once told me that the needle on the CT is larger than your average size because it carries all that nice radioactive stuffie into us.....there does seem to be a prob getting them in....oh you poor little pin cushion.  last time that happened to me I said STOP and demanded they go get someone from the IV team....I never! complain but I thought nope not doing this with the CT tech.....the IV tech got it in first try....the CT tech was grumbling.....

    anyway it just makes senseKiss that you will have good results after that trial.....all best wishes......

     

    mags

    I had four different CT nurse

    I had four different CT nurse specialists and a phlebotomist turn me into the pin cushion today.  They seem to have their torturers rotating out for experience ;) 

  • Yolllmbs
    Yolllmbs Member Posts: 360

    I had four different CT nurse

    I had four different CT nurse specialists and a phlebotomist turn me into the pin cushion today.  They seem to have their torturers rotating out for experience ;) 

    I'm a hard stick

    I'm sorry you had to go through that. My prayers and good thoughts for NED. Does swinging chickens from Ralphs count?

    Yolanda

  • LivinginNH
    LivinginNH Member Posts: 1,456
    Oh owwwww!!!   You poor

    Oh owwwww!!!   You poor thing!  :(. Best wishes for good results tomorrow.

    Take care,

    Cyn

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,709 **
    Prayers

    Prayers on the way and hoping for a great outcome.  What a wonderful Christmas present that will be when you hear that all is well. 

    Kim

  • Fight for my love
    Fight for my love Member Posts: 1,522
    I just said a prayer for you,

    I just said a prayer for you, pray for NED.