March 20, 2009

Medical Update

Today it was over to Capital Imaging, where a DVT scan, wascarried out on both legs to be followed by an MRI scan.

Had to fast for 4 hours previously to the MRI scan, so to make the fasting easier, I didn't have anything to eat or drink from 8 pm, the previous evening until after the scan this morning was completed, and we'd returned home after 10 am.

The DVT scan was scheduled for 8:30 am, so had to find a parking spot at the Capital Imaging near the John James Hospital.

The DVT scan was supposed to take 30 minutes, but took more than 80 minutes.

Then, the supervisor was called in to check the results of the scan, another 10/15 minutes.

That was followed by an MRI scan which was supposed to take a further 20 minutes, but was something of the order of 40 minutes.

Have to return this afternoon, to pick up the pictures/images to take to the doctor next week.

However to kill two birds with the one stone, so the saying goes, paid a visit to the pathology lab to get some blood test done with a report to be sent to the doctor (specialist), for when we visit him in 10 days time. Our appointment is for early in the morning, so with a bit of good management, being first appointment for the day, we may not have to wait too long.

For some obscure reason, the Doctor specified which lab we should attend for this blood test, and our usual testing facility, didn't want to do it.

In years past, when I was regularly receiving dental work, I made appointments, and one appointment time went more than one hour late, so they waived my fee for that day's dental treatment.

Ever since, I have tried to get an early appointment, to avoid having to wait too long.

However, the waiting sometimes cannot be avoided.

Until Next Time.


Blogger Luckylegs said...

Waiting? A part of live nowadays, Friar! I hope all those tests, scans etc come back with good news. Thinking of you till then.

7:46 pm, March 24, 2009  

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