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best of luck for tomorrow. Can't remember when you have the other dreaded procedure. Maybe acupuncture might help with relaxation, know how much you like needles lol!

seriously, hope all goes well and you get good results. Enjoy your birthday, if you can.

vicks xx


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    Yep. Good luck for tomorrow. Let us know how it goes Β πŸ…πŸ€—
  • Posted

    Meant for RHGB...
    • Posted

      Yes I gathered that! Glad to see you back posting. I'm sure he'll let us know how he got on. No doubt there will be a touch of humour in his reply
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    Today should be a walk in the park, it is an abdomen scan/ultrasound, very similar to what pregnant women have. Except mine will be, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and kidneys. The only pain is they smother you in gel, which you can't remove until you get home and have a bath. Still won't be as bad as about three years ago, when I had one for testicles, prostate and kidneys, that was less pleasant.

    The only issue was I had to be up at six this monring to be able to eat before the six hour cut off time. I know they'll ask me as a standard question when I get there if I've had anything to eat or drink in the last six hours. And I will say with a dead pan face, yeah, just had a mixed grill washed down with two pints in Wetherspoons, a bargain. I can keep a straight face long enough for them to start telling me off for wasting their time and did I not read the instructions and then I will smile like a Cheshire cat.

    I'm alright with needles actually, it's just with the amount of blood they need to take for the tests (a lot more than other people) and I bruise easily because of the low platelet count. A few weeks ago after bloods, I had a massive bruise with a clear injection mark and had to go to Addaction a few days later and keep my arms covered up in case they thought I was on drugs. Because they do write to your GP, they told me so. And I needed that on my record like a hole in the head.

    Tuesday is Doomsday for my gastroscopy. I went to have a tour at the hospital about two weeks ago and saw all the stuff, the scopes all hanging up, the guy in another room cleaning them, where the op takes place, some other room I can't remember, the only thing I didn't get to see was the recovery room because there were people in it.

    It is as bad as I thought, but I decided to get a backbone and go through with it. I said to the nurse, I first thought it was one of those small thin clear plastic tubes and she was like, oh no, you're thinking of the ones that they use for up the nose - I said stop, I'm feeling queasy already.

    • Posted

      Good Luck for today, anyway.

      MegaLuck for Doomsday Tuesday.

      Alonangel πŸŽ‡

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      Hahaha to full English and covering up your track marks.

      I had liver scan last year which was ok.

      Also had lung biopsy which involved swallowing a tube and camera.

      Relaxation tablet was great,

      lovely feeling, best bit was watching it on the monitor

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    Well, just back and.

    Surprised the radiologist said anything, most people doing any sort of scan/check won't comment and leave it to the gastro or specialist, but I said, I know why I'm here and you know because you have all the info on the computer there.

    I said you were taking your time, so it's not good news. To which she said, no, I could find something, your liver isn't brilliant, but it is no worse than it was. However yyou have some gallstones, that looks like it was missed last time and that was what I was looking at.

    As they're not causing any problems, they will probably be left alone. Just Tuesday now and then the gastro will do his report on the bloods, scan & gastropy together and I get a full original copy of the bloods.

    • Posted

      Well your liver hasn't got any worse.

      can I hear the sound of another complaint coming along? The radiographer saying about missed gallstones! The only time they've ever spoken to me​, is to say your results will be sent to your GP in about 7 days.


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      'can I hear the sound of another complaint coming along'

      No, not from me. I'm more than happy, I didn't expect them to say that it is all healed and nothing to worry about. I'm quite relieved, especially as she kept going back and forth over the same bit.

      In fairness, it is two years since I had an ultrasound, so they may not have missed them, possibly they weren't there then, or large enough to detect.

      I'm fairly savvy these days and knowing the right questions and the right way to phrase them, for them to realise that they won't shock or upset me, nor will I going running to the consultant saying what I've been told. Oh, and my charm and good looks.

    • Posted

      "and my charm and good looks"......maybe they should have done a brain scan too!!!!lol
    • Posted

      Glad it's all gone well for you today πŸ˜€
    • Posted

      Got one of those (CT) on DVD as well! cool

      Did I mention the radiologist was female? So many women asking me to get my top off, I don't know.

    • Posted

      Maybe that's why she discussed the results with you!! The mind boggles, you don't get owt for nowt! Lol
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      I don't know what you look like, but I would think that your charm would nail it !!!

      P.S. Please keep your top on... and your bottoms !!! Layers are good for the ageing !!!!!

    • Posted

      Good news so far RHGB.

      Oh,and your only getting so much attention because there is a distinct lack of the male gender on here,don't get big headed😜

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      'Oh, and you're only getting so much attention because there is a distinct lack of the male gender on here'

      Can't blame me for that. You lot scare aware all the new blokes. razz

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