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I'm going for my CT scan tomorrow, and i'm shit-scared, it's not the scan im scared of, it's the injection - i'm terrified of needles, they are going to give me some sedation, but I know this will not be enough (having some blood taken in January was fun for all, NOT!) I've also got to drink some dye :sick:
can anyone tell me what to expect?
Sorry, I've never had one, but wanted to wish you good luck.
I too used to be terrified of needles, and I have the worst veins ever, getting blood is a nightmare from me, my veins just collapse. There is a cream you can have applied to the area to numb it first, maybe worth asking about?
I hope it goes well for you.
It'll be fine PB. I've had one where I had to drink stuff but didn't have an injection. The CT itself is fine, it's just very noisy clicks and whirrrs if you see what I mean?!! They will usually give you headphones to block out the noise and they can see you through a glass panel and they give you a buzzer so if you get at all distressed they will stop and come in and chat to you. Don't worry about a thing chuck, Good Luck.
Hi puck bunny,
ive never had just wanted to wish you good luck:flowers:
Best of luck today PB :higgies:
My mum had to have a few because of her cancer. I think the problem my mum had was with drinking the dye stuff first. She found taking chocolate good for eating after each swig to help mask the taste. This is probabbly to late now, but good luck :kiss: :choc:
Thanks for all the luck.
Had it yesterday, it was NOT fun. The Doc tried to get the venflon in before I was sedated (with diazapam and gas 'n air) and then he wondered why I screamed (and he's made a right mess of my arm!) They gave me the dye to drink - that wasn't too bad it was aniseed flavor with some blackcurrant cordial in it, i'm not keen on aniseed but it was bareable - I had to drink two litres of the stuff. My Nurse Philomena (cool name) was ace tho'
So I toddles down to the scanner, gets on the bed, and they had to start messing about with the venflon (so more hysterics) anyways.... has the scan done, then they tell me that my bladder is empty (WTF I've just drunk two litres of aniseed?) so I have to drink another litre of water, my stomach was not happy, it was making the loudest gurgles ever :oops:
Had another scan, the radiographer was reading my notes, and told me they usually take out the venflon there and then, but he felt that I would be better having it done on the ward.
I gets back to the ward, and unfortunately there had been a shift change, this agency nurse that was like a 1950's matron collered me and said very loudly 'come on! i'll take your venflon out!' cue me having hysterics again, to which she replied even louder 'don't be soft! come here! and i'm taking it out! to which I shouted back 'Don't you try and bully me!' I walked off to the toilet, because I swear, I was on the verge of belting her around the head' Mr PB explained to her my phobia and another (nice) nurse came to calm me down, gave me the gas 'n air and got the venflon out. and suggested I made a complaint about the agency nurse, as it wasn't the first time this has happened. So the hospital nurse manager came down, and I explained what happened, and she agreed with me that I shouldn't have been put in a position where I felt bullied.
I really hope they got some good pictures, because I really don't want to go through that again.
sending you a really big hug puck, you are very brave :hug:
That sounds like an ordeal :-(
Well done for getting through it :flowers:
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