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Enough is Enough

I went to Radiology Regional today, had to be there at 9:15, had to be up at 7, no dawdle time. I was to get a scan of me nether parts to determine why I am anemic. I was very weak, due to a day of fluids. I wore a mask. At the facility I was checked in laboriously, with hand wipes, and different doorways.

Pete, a mountain of a man, very nice, showed me to the dressing room and said I was required to drink three bottles of a lemon/lime drink (think Gatorade), wait 45 minutes, then they would take the test. They had me gone at 3 bottles and I said so. Said I was willing to drink one, tops. He said, well, 3 is a must. I said, my must is, “not a chance, I’m outta here”. So they issued a refund of my co-pay and said I should check with my doctor about alternatives. They were really nice about it. My weight this morning was 106. They don’t need me to drink three bottles of anything. The last time I did this (for a colonoscopy), I vomited for three straight hours and that reaction was for just half of it.

On the plus side, the roads were almost traffic free, da sun was shining, it was an easy drive, I got there and back without fainting at the wheel. When I got home, I had Mary Kitchen’s corned beef hash and an egg, and a slice of toast mitt peanut butter and I’m going back to bed. (FYI, Libby’s CBH is like a mush. I’m writing them. Of course I am. I’ll probably get a form apology and a coupon for free cans of their hash.)

xx, Teal

posted on May 12, 2020 8:48 AM ()


Mushy corned beef hash sounds like dog food. Hope they come up with an alternative.
comment by traveltales on May 13, 2020 7:10 PM ()
Alternative to the diagnostic test, and also the hash, but more so the former.
reply by traveltales on May 13, 2020 7:11 PM ()
What? You're not willing to put in a few hours of vomiting for the benefit of the health care industry?? Where is your sense of ...um, damn. I can't think of anything. Good for you, refusing.
comment by drmaus on May 13, 2020 6:09 PM ()
kAh well, you had a nice breakfast. Ted is anemic and we do not know why but suspect it is familial. His mother was anemic and we never solved the puzzle. Take care not to exceed your strength.
comment by elderjane on May 13, 2020 5:41 AM ()
This is from me not to me but the last time Ted was in the hospital he was absolutely freezing. Bobby brought him a lovely blue thinsulate blanket and it made all the difference in his comfort. The nurses and the doctor didn't mind at all. Now he is like Linus with that Blanket.
reply by elderjane on May 15, 2020 5:34 AM ()
I moved some heavy stuff yesterday and it wiped me out. Sheesh.
reply by tealstar on May 14, 2020 6:55 AM ()
For heaven's sake, dear tiny T, at 106 lbs., where did they think your body was going to have room internally for three bottles of lemon-lime anything? It would be sloshing out of your ears!
comment by marta on May 12, 2020 1:56 PM ()
Yes indeed, Marta, I keep telling them their one-size-fits-all is patient abuse and they don't listen. I am hypothermic and sheets are not blankets, so I solved the problem by asking for 5 sheets.
reply by tealstar on May 12, 2020 3:34 PM ()

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