Ready or Not, Here I Go!


carcinoidWell, I couldn’t sleep much last night. I had this MRI on my mind. I think I finally fell asleep about 3 a.m., but then woke up an hour later briefly, and got another hour nap.

My drive to the ferry terminal is a half hour long. I will sit in line for the boat and, once boarded, it’s a 35-minute ride into Seattle. I’ll have to get through Seattle to the University Medical Center.

I hope the technician that is good at finding my veins will be the one to start my IV. I am a “hard stick,” and the other techs do more damage to my confidence in them. I wish that they were able to get my blood tests through the IV, but the lab insists on poking me again to draw the lab work. That makes absolutely NO sense to me! Why can they not send the phlebotomist to draw it through the IV?

We should be done with the MRI about noon. And then I will have a few minutes before I make my way upstairs to wait for my appointment with the specialist to talk about the past six months. I doubt that he will have any results from the labs and scan, so I’ll have to wait for a few days to hear what the tests will tell us.

Of course, I wake up with a headache, but cannot eat or drink anything until it’s all over.

It is going to be a long day.

(Originally posted at my other blog.)

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To learn more about this disease and its symptoms, visit these sites:

The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation: http://www.carcinoid.org/

Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Network: http://www.carcinoidawareness.org/

 

Copyright © 2014 Coral Levang

 

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