Friday, October 25, 2013

Wrist Band Day

This isn't me but this is what it looked like.
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My big kidney test was this morning.
I got up early.
Started to drink my water.
They had called me the day before and said lots of liquids.
I drove the almost hour to the hospital.
Had time to wait in line for a cranberry and orange scone.
Just love this time of year.
I checked in and had a few bites before they called my name.
Had my lovely wrist band checked.
This procedure requires you to be admitted.
Was walked to the nuclear medicine part of the hospital.
Got my lovely iv without too much trouble.
I'm not an easy find.
Was asked all sorts of questions.
Had most of the answers.
Went to my test area.
The goal was to last as long as I could.
The monitor was where I could see my two kidneys.
Or rather, the one kidney and the other smaller thing in the picture.
Was asked if I wanted music.
Anyone who knows me knows what I said.
And, there I was for almost half an hour.
Watching little dots go in and out of my kidneys.
All the while, wondering how much longer I could last.
As it was, I did better than last time.
No big problems.
I do wonder who lasts the whole time.
This test is for kidney function.
If you're having troubles, who could hold it for 45 minutes.
They shoot something in you.
Then something else.
Then some more.
Had to stay a bit after due to almost passing out.
When don't I do that ?
Was told it should all be out of my system in a day,
 if I drink a lot of liquids.
Thought I'd just sit for a bit.
Drove home after a while.
And, those results will be told to me next week.
There you go. The life of someone in kidney failure.
Just a regular day .. I'm glad that's over.
Since it's almost Halloween,
I thought I'd turn off all the lights tonight,
and see if I glow in the dark.
Pet those fur balls and purrs to everyone who isn't feeling well.
~ JC and The Purr and Fur Gang ~


ANGEL ABBY said...

I recall once I had to drink for a sonogram and I can't even remember now what the test was for. But I drank I think about 32 oz of water, which isn't hard for me to do because they were going to test me right then. Well they didn't. I had to wait and NO I COULDN'T wait. So I had to use the ladies room. I had no choice. It's very hard, if you've never experienced it. So my prayers to you and I hope your tests results come out just as you need them to.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Purrs and prayers from us too.

I had to do the 32 or 36 ounces of water too, a couple of years ago, for an ultrasound. You do have my sympathies. The tech had to press all over my lower groin and abdomen too and I thought I'd pee all over the table. :-(

Fingers and paws crossed for those results.

Judy said...

I hope you are feeling better tomorrow!!! Do they at least let you wear an adult diaper so you don't embarrass yourself when you spring a leak?
I am still at my Moms', but the home has a couple of free computers, so I am catching up...

William said...

Tomorrow is getting closer by the minute. We do hope it's better then. :-)

Brian said...

Purrs, love and hugs from all of us. I hope you have a better day tomorrow.

Meg & Quill said...

Purrs to you!!

Webster said...

I think Judy had the right idea. An adult diaper would save everyone much embarrassment should the obvious happen.

I hope you receive decent results. I think you still have options left even if worst scenario. Just saying. Keep your chin up.

Laila and Minchie said...

You are so brave! Hoping for a better day. Let us know if you glowed in the dark.

missy said...

I sure hope your test turns out OK..Hate the waiting thing..Woofs and Purrs to you..

Rose H (UK) said...

Positive thoughts sent across the pond for good results, and hoping 'glow in the dark' symptom disappears quickly.
I doubt I could hold for 4 to 5 minutes!
Sending {{HUGS}}
Rose H

Cat said...

Yikes, what an ordeal!!! Thankfully it's all over, extra cuddles with the kitties and pups should help you to forget the experience :-)
PS - I love those cranberry orange scones too!

KathyB. said...

I hope you receive the best news about your kidneys. The waiting for test results of any kind is what really causes anxiety. All the more reason to cozy up on the sofa with all those cats to snuggle & purr & comfort you.

Country Girl said...

Oh, no. I didn't know this about you. Oh, that darn test. I had to do a sonogram a couple of times and each one was nearly unbearable. Awful stuff.

Katie Isabella said...

I hope you have a good day with your fur and bean family around you. xoxox

There comes a time in your life when you walk away from all of the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.

~ Jose N. Harris

Characters In My Garden

Purr Gang ~ My five cats

Cats ~ Al, Ashton Rosevelt, Jasmine Marie, Riley Andrew & Meredith Ann

Fur Gang ~ Jodie Isabella and Sally Jean
(The Original member, Sweet Bella is in memory only now. Maddy Jean, another original member, past away in August of 2014)

Mr. Boatman ~ my husband who likes boats

DD ~ my daughter who graduated and is now out living in the real world

DS or Dson ~ my son is studying computer science and math

Maddy Jean & Bella

Maddy Jean & Bella
Both gone but never forgotten

Jodie Isabella

Jodie Isabella


I adopted him from our local Humane Society


Adopted from my local horse supply store


I adopted her from Purrfect Pals


I adopted him from the local Humane Society

Meredith Ann

Meredith Ann
I adopted her from Purrfect Pals