Today I had my appt at Vanderbilt. The appt consisted of labs, CT scan of chest, abdomen, pelvis and lower extremities, EKG and an appt with the Dr.
Labs went fine.
The CT was awful though!
First, they didn't have my orders for the lower extremties. For some reason this is ALWAYS a problem. I called my nurse and she faxed the order over.
I waited in the waiting room.
I drank my lovely Barium drink. (Blech!)
And I waited some more.
Finally, after 2 hours I heard my name.
The tech asked me if I had my paperwork.
What? Seriously? Why would I have that?
They lost it. It was nowhere to be found.
After some searching it was discovered. Finally!
Then it was lost AGAIN! Get it together people!
Then it was found. The CT was started.
CT without contrast was done. The tech came over to put the contrast in my IV.
Iodine and blood starts going EVERYWHERE! Not good!
The IV was pulled out and the tech attempted to start a new one.
First try he stuck the needle in, wiggled it around and got nothing.
Second try, same freaking thing!!
Third try, I told him if he couldn't get it he was done. He tried the other arm and after some wiggling he was able to get it. Lucky for him! Pretty sure I would have punched him in the hand if he didn't get it!
CT was completed. Finally!!
EKG was fine and appt with the Dr went quite well. I like my Dr here. We may not always see eye to eye, but if I can see him and talk to him he always listens to me. Which is a nice feeling! After all of this I have become quite knowledgable, not only about Melanoma, but about my own body.
So, appt today went quite well (report wise anyway!). The original tumors are to small to even measure! No new tumors and the plan is to continue on the meds like I am.
Prayers are working! Keep on praying friends!
4 weeks ago