Saturday, August 18, 2007
Barium...the Other White Meat
I went for my one-year CAT Scan. It's not so bad, except I needed to drink two 20 ounce containers of barium, which is pretty much a mixture of chalk, modeling clay and monkey sweat.
Completely nasty stuff. On the bright side, they used these new needles went into my arm like a normal needle. Then they withdrew the metal part and there is just a flexible plastic tube feeding the contrast dye into my body. It allowed me to move my arms freely while I was in the CAT Scanner. Here's a copy of my CAT Scans:
I haven't received the CAT Scan results yet, but all of my blood work came back NORMAL (well, as normal as anything of MINE gets).