6/07/2011

The things you'll do for the long run

I glow in the dark.

Well, not really, but I was injected with some radio-active cocktail thingie, so - in a sci-fi movie - I should be able to glow in the dark at this very moment. Not to mention that I was instructed - by the MD herself - to not let others pee on the same toilet as I am using for the next 24 hours. Hehehe. Kind of funny.

Okay, on a more serious note, today I was scheduled for a bone scan. To check whether or not there's a stress fracture going in in my lower legs and feet. Yes, I figured they would only need to check The Shin, but the MD figured 'why not check legs, knees and feet while we're at it'. Better safe than sorry, I guess. :) I hope the results are ready this Friday. If not, it might be Tuesday before I hear anything from the MD.

As for what a bone scan is (in case you didn't already know):


"A Bone scan or bone scintigraphy is a nuclear scanning test to find certain abnormalities in bone which are triggering the bone's attempts to heal. It is primarily used to help diagnose a number of conditions relating to bones, including: cancer of the bone or cancers that have spread (metastasized) to the bone, locating some sources of bone inflammation (e.g. bone pain such as lower back pain due to a fracture), the diagnosis of fractures that may not be visible in traditional X-ray images, and the detection of damage to bones due to certain infections and other problems." (source: Wikipedia)

And it looks like this:



I've had CT scans, X-rays, etcetera tons of times for my kidneys, so I didn't feel nervous about this scan - at all. However, the stuff they inject you with makes this scan a whole different ball game. The scan took about 1 1/2 hours and didn't hurt, but it did leave me feeling tired. Like, I've just finished a marathon tired. Without the 'burned enough calories to eat your weight in chocolate' part. Not that that will keep me from actually eating my weight in chocolate and marshmallows tonight. :)

I'll be hitting the sack early tonight. :)

11 comments:

Morgan said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for you girl!

Beth said...

Ooh, I hope the results are good!!

misszippy said...

Having the same done tomorrow. We can use the same toilets!

Good luck

Carrie said...

I hope you get some good answers. I have to say that I loved the line - "Like, I've just finished a marathon tired. Without the 'burned enough calories to eat your weight in chocolate' part" Funny.

T said...

I think you'll appreciate this story... When I had my first bone scan, after the radioactive dye was injected, I came back for the scan part. The tech was doing the scan and I asked her what she saw. She said, "Oh, yeah, you definitely have a hotspot here." I said, "Oh? What do you think it is?" and she said, "Well, it could be a tumor... but looking at your chart, it's probably a stress fracture."

And THAT is why only doctors are allowed to read medical tests and give diagnoses!

Good luck and let us know :)

Barborkas said...

Chocolate can be very healthy :) Fingers crossed! Totally agree with what T said above...

Jessie said...

I hope everything comes back "good news"! Hang tight!

The Green Girl said...

Also sending lots and lots of positive energy to you!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Praying for a good report and a long night's sleep.

Run Jess Run said...

Got my fingers crossed for the results!

Johann said...

Hope you get the results soon and it's all good news.