weight loss

CT Scan

A little while back my doctor had me go to the hospital and have a CT Scan on my abdomen to see if there may be something going on that could be causing me to lose and gain so much weight.

So I was nervous going into the hospital because I had no idea where I was going, but thankfully my husband was with me and he asked the receptionist how to get there. So in the room for CT Scan patients, I went up to the desk and got signed in and got a lovely plastic bracelet. Then I sat in the waiting room until I was called back.

Once I was called back, I sat in this chair with a movable arm like one where you get your blood drawn. I had a nurse put in the plastic tube into my vein for the IV they would need to use to inject a dye into my body. But before that would come I had to drink a Crystal Light like drink. I drank that and then went back into the waiting room for about 45 minutes. Then I was giving more of the Crystal Light drink which was really another type of dye they were giving me. I waited about another fifteen minutes and I was called back again this time to do the CT Scan.

I was brought into a room where the CT machine was and I crawled onto the bed portion and laid down. The technician took several pictures of my abdomen and then injected the dye through the IV in my arm. My whole body got warm and I felt like I was going to pee the bed. Not a pleasant feeling. Thankfully, I didn’t. He took a few more pictures and was finished.

Several days later, I got an email from my doctor. He couldn’t find any reason why I would be losing and gaining weight like I have been. Bummer. In a way I was hoping he would find something so we could take care of it. So back to square one. Well, actually back to weight loss surgery being back on the agenda. I want to avoid it if I can.


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