It is the start of day 2. This time I'm in the waiting room for radiology in the hospital. I am currently waiting to do my barium swallow test thing. I'm pretty thirsty which is good I guess since I "get" to down some delicious chalky radioactive goo! I can't wait!!!!
In other news yesterday went well. One problem we ran into was the lack of information the docs here have. I mostly had meetings scheduled yesterday but hadn't had any testing done, well except having pretty much all my blood taken out. (for real I got 27 tubes of blood taken :0). The lack of test results lead to doc appointments that went like this " hi I'm doc blah blah, here's some info, give us a bit of your history, we can't really tell you much because we don't have anything to go off of. Bye". It is good to be here though and see what the place is like and meet people here. We have met a few other pre-transplant people which is nice. We also met one lady who has already had a transplant! It was really good meeting her because she has already been through this once and was very successful she is 16 years out! She is also here being evaluated which is a bummer for her but it is nice to know that 16 good years is a possibility and to now know someone who that is a reality for rather than just hearing rumors.
My barium test is over and mom and I are sitting in a cafe grabbing some food, trying to erase the barium's taste memory before my next appointment. I don't want to jump ahead and call the barium test the worst test ever but it was pretty bad. The stuff tastes HORRIBLE!!!! I kept gagging and even puking as I did it. My poor digestive system is just not up to par when it comes to ingesting nasty things ( and even good things actually). I did not quit though and just pushed through! I pray that the results are what they need and that I never have to do this again!
Well that's all for now be sure to check back later for more updates. If you are the praying sort prayers that the rest of the tests are smooth and that I am the perfect candidate, basically that there is nothing that makes them hesitant to transplant me and that it is the right time, not too early as we have been hearing that a bit. ( though again with no test results they are simply going off of a quick exam and what I tell them, and we have already covered my slight denial problem!)
Until next time