Today's Bone scan update

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traluvie
traluvie Member Posts: 2,579
edited 19. Jan 2011, 10:10 in Living with Arthritis archive
Firstly i would like to say a big thank you for all your kind messages of support for today.. was going to make it short and sweet but DD has persuaded me otherwise lol, will give you the best insight i can..

Was up at crack of dawn getting my body mobile lol as i had to get train to hospital for appointment at 9, was rushing around making sure the kids were ready and ok and totally forgot to put me tablets in me bag (hence why i am now lying on me bed relaxing lol)
Got to my appointment a lil late(half hr due to train grr)once checked in i was given an injection into my arm(radiation liquid called tracer if i remeber rightly)
i was told to sit in the waiting room and return at 12;15 giving the radiation liquid time to move around my body...
I had nowhere to go and didn't feel like taking a bus ride to nearest town .. so i decided to sit around(fidgeting an walking round in circles keeping meslf mobile lol) and wait to be called..
I went in the room still in my own clothes(ace) and was asked to lie down(was bit like an mri scanner).. she expalined that the The substance travels through the bloodstream to the bones and organs. As it wears away, it gives off radiation. This radiation is detected by a camera that slowly scans your body. The camera takes pictures of how much radiotracer collects in the bones.
The all over body scan was 35 mins ... then i had a seperate scan of hands and feet an extra 10mins..
I had a sneaky peak at the images on the screen when doing hands and feet, i could see that there was a thick white mass around both wrists and lighter mass on knuckles, on my feet there was a thick mass around my ankles, at the bottom of my feet(it seemed) and some of my toes had a light mass..what this means i do not know and am not going to speculate lol..
After all this was done she said she would process images and that my consultant shall receive by tom..(that gd )

It has been a long day.. out the house since half 7 returning home at 3... so i am worn out lol...

Hope every1 is not too bad today..
Take care

Tracy
th_tn_TisFORTIGGER.jpgxxTracyxx

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  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I dispute that! :smile: I wanted info, yes, but only when you could - oh I hope you didn't feel under pressure to post - I am so sorry. :oops: Thank you for the update, it was very interesting and now I know what to expect if I ever have to have one. I hope you get the results soon - let us know what they say. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Glad it went ok for you but sorry it was such a long day.. It is exhausting when you are sat around waiting eh??

    Let us know how the results go...


    Cheers hun
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  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Tracy
    I am glad you have that out of the way, at least they will have a clear picture of what is going on, then hopefully give you something to help.
    no wonder you are tired, have a warm bath or shower a nice cuppa, and an early night....sorry I am turning into my mother...then again I am 60
    Barbara x
    Love
    Barbara
  • traluvie
    traluvie Member Posts: 2,579
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    dreamdaisy wrote:
    I dispute that! :smile: I wanted info, yes, but only when you could - oh I hope you didn't feel under pressure to post - I am so sorry. :oops: Thank you for the update, it was very interesting and now I know what to expect if I ever have to have one. I hope you get the results soon - let us know what they say. DD

    No i didn't feel under pressure to post luvie, it was gd to talk about it actually as i haven't spoke to anyone about it yet and although i haven't found out anything yet i still felt like i wanted to share my day lol.. so thanks DD..xxx
    th_tn_TisFORTIGGER.jpgxxTracyxx
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    These things are tiring, demanding, frustrating and exasperating all at the same time - thank whoever we girls can 'multi-task' emotions as well as chores! I hate to say it (but I will anyway, I'm like that) sometimes family is/are not the best audience for this type of conversation, it's fascinating stuff for us, of course, but for them? Nah. I know there are others on here who have had these scans - I feel slightly left out. :sad: I want a bash at dorcas' red injection - I want red tears and red wee, it would make a change from the horrid lucozade colour of sulpha wee! DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • Starburst
    Starburst Member Posts: 2,546
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thank you for updating us. Hope you're not too exhausted and that you can rest this evening and get an early night.

    I remember peeking at mine but I could see nothing but a whole lit up body. They are denser in some areas anyway, something to do with the bones or blood. Who knows?! I'm tired, I'm rambling. lol

    When do you hear? x
  • traluvie
    traluvie Member Posts: 2,579
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Starburst wrote:
    Thank you for updating us. Hope you're not too exhausted and that you can rest this evening and get an early night.

    I remember peeking at mine but I could see nothing but a whole lit up body. They are denser in some areas anyway, something to do with the bones or blood. Who knows?! I'm tired, I'm rambling. lol

    When do you hear? x

    I didn't see the colour images just the xray looking one lol.. basically my bones but areas around my wrist and ankles mainly were a big mass of white... i believe the tracer attaches itself to problem areas, hot n cold spots, as i did not see the colour images i do not know what is what lol.. but like i said earlier i am not a doctor and am not going to speculate lol :smile:

    I hoping to hear in the next few weeks my rheumy is normally really gd at sending me out letters regarding recent appointments and results.. am not due to see him till 14th of april otherwise which is long way away ... so hoping that letter in post soon..xx
    th_tn_TisFORTIGGER.jpgxxTracyxx
  • traluvie
    traluvie Member Posts: 2,579
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    barbara12 wrote:
    Hi Tracy
    I am glad you have that out of the way, at least they will have a clear picture of what is going on, then hopefully give you something to help.
    no wonder you are tired, have a warm bath or shower a nice cuppa, and an early night....sorry I am turning into my mother...then again I am 60
    Barbara x

    You read my mind ... :smile:
    Have had bath am going to do some hot milk and watch tv for a bit then try get some sleep, not feeling great at mo .. but will be ok :smile:
    Take care..
    th_tn_TisFORTIGGER.jpgxxTracyxx
  • traluvie
    traluvie Member Posts: 2,579
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    dreamdaisy wrote:
    These things are tiring, demanding, frustrating and exasperating all at the same time - thank whoever we girls can 'multi-task' emotions as well as chores! I hate to say it (but I will anyway, I'm like that) sometimes family is/are not the best audience for this type of conversation, it's fascinating stuff for us, of course, but for them? Nah. I know there are others on here who have had these scans - I feel slightly left out. :sad: I want a bash at dorcas' red injection - I want red tears and red wee, it would make a change from the horrid lucozade colour of sulpha wee! DD

    I agree, my partner is interested in what they have to say and what there going to do ... not who sitting in waiting room with you or anything like that lol... This is why the forum is such a great place..
    Am off to do some hot milk, putkids to bed and try get some sleep..
    Take care..xx
    th_tn_TisFORTIGGER.jpgxxTracyxx
  • ironic
    ironic Member Posts: 2,361
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Tracy,

    Glad that’s over with for you. You must be shattered. Hopefully you are soaking in the bath by now and have caught up with some of your meds.

    Fingers crossed that you manage to have a good night’s sleep.
    As you say all you can do is to wait for the results.

    You take care of yourself,
    Lv, Ix
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,489
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Well doen you Tracy

    thanks for the full information! What a day

    i do hope you get the results soon and then some help :smile:

    Love

    toni xx
  • julie47
    julie47 Member Posts: 6,041
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Tracy
    that was quite an exhausting day, Hpe you get the results very soon .
    take care
    juliepf x
  • dorcas
    dorcas Member Posts: 3,516
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Tracy :grin:

    hope you are feeling less tired today?

    Thanks for taking the time to post the details of having a bone scan done..... I've not had this and it was really interesting to read about it! so thanks. :wink:

    I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that you don't have to wait too long for the results..... waiting is always frustrating. :roll:

    Let us know how it goes...


    Iris xxx