Friday, August 19, 2005

Barium farts are the worst

So hopefully that title will make you laugh. Time to get rid of that angry post as the top post. :-)

I had my 4 month CT scan today. It was really about 4 1/2 months. Doc appointment is next week. I'm being vague to prevent the inevitable onslaught of "how are you feeling?" phone calls. I was supposed to have the CT scan 3 to 4 months after the last one. Apparently, ignoring the doctor's order's stuck to the fridge doesn't make them go away. So I sucked it up and went in.

I loved my previous radiology office. It was easy to get to. The staff were nice. The technicians easy with the needles and understanding of the nausea. Ghetto Radiology is not so much. However, in the world of managed care, you go where they pay. They stopped paying the lovely radiology office. Said radiology office refused to see me, despite our mutal love for each other. Now I go to "ghetto radiology" and I don't like it. They suck. The wallpaper is peeling. They run out of berry flavored barium. The technicians such with needle pricks. And today, the 8 months pregnant tech was apparently training a new guy. So, after putting me on the table, she left the room for about 20 minutes. I was freezing, but couldn't move. Finally, when she came back, I asked for a blanket and she seemed surprised. "Hello?! You keep the a/c on high in here because of the equiptment, and I'm sitting here buck naked save for a threadbare gown that bearly covers my ass. Yeah, I'm cold. Oh, and the damn rayuand's syndrom thing from chemo makes my fingers and toes white and numb. Now give me a damn blanket!" Of course, I didn't say that. I said "yes, my toes and fingers are freezing." My old radiology office always had think blankets that were prewarmed too. Suffice to say, ghetto radiology does not. Boo!!

Uh oh... read the subject line... I need to leave the room.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

my gal is one classy lady!

8:41 AM  
Anonymous Louise said...

Oh man, I almost fell out of my chair laughing at that.

5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, since it is 8/28, , I am WAY BEHIND in checking out your blog. So sorry!!!! At least our obliviousness kept us from asking about results and how you are doing, etc. Love, B

11:28 AM  

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