Bless My Heart

February 18, 2020

Another busy day. I had to be at the hospital at 6:40 a.m. for the echocardiogram. That didn’t take long and is a completely painless procedure–basically just an ultrasound of my heart.

Then I met with a woman to get fitted for the heart monitor, but I was also having a PET scan later that morning, and I had to be metal-free. Luckily, it wasn’t the big bulky monitors with wires going everywhere that I had seen in the past. It was very small (the faceplate part of it was between the size of a quarter and a half-dollar. Anyone remember half-dollars??) and just stuck on with adhesive. When my two weeks were up, I just stuck it back in the box and mailed it in. Pretty cool!

Then I went across the street for the PET scan. That’s really easy too. They inject some dye and you hang out for a while, and then put you in the scanner thing. (Sorry, was that too technical?)

After they inject the dye, they put you in a Barcalounger in a dark room. You can’t read or look at your phone or anything. So my superpower showed up, and I immediately fell asleep. Then on to that bed thing, and they scanned me. Easy.

OH… what wasn’t easy was the prep for the PET scan. No sugar or carbs the day before. WHAT?? What kind of world are we living in?? I ate eggs and bacon for lunch. And probably for dinner too. That’s just wrong. Where’s my bagel? How about my cereal? Why must I suffer so.

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