Tuesday, April 13, 2010

PET Scan

This is where I had my PET scan. It was not the most comfortable experience. They inject a glucose solution with a radioactive isotope into you vein an then you sit for an hour for the solution to circulate around your body. The cancer cells love sugar and scoop up the glucose. Then you lie on a table with your arms over your head. They slide you into the donut looking machine and you lie complete still for 25 or so minutes. Of course when you can move, your nose starts to itch, your back hurts, your arms cramp, etc. Needless to say, I was quite happy when that was over. If nothing suspicious shows up on the scan, my surgery is on for tomorrow.


Lin said...

I love the "okay, lie still now" and then you suddenly have the urge to move everything!!!

I'm glad you are done with surgery and are in recovery now. :)

Merry said...

Why is it that when you are told not to move you just NEED to right now? I hate that :)