Donuts. Big sugary donuts.
That pretty much dominated my thinking this morning when I was at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
I was in the RIE for my CT scan, and as I was banned from having breakfast I was starving.
Then when I got into the scanning room, and saw the big, imposing circular machine, I recalled someone’s description of the CT machine as a great big donut.
And my belly let out a bit huge rumble!
So that’s the latest phase of the treatment plan now underway.
As anticipated, the CT scan was simple and relatively painless. A bit of waiting about, a litre of water to drink, an injection of iodine to help identify where the cancer has reached, 5 minutes inside the donut being told when to breath, then out and home (without a donut!).
Results will be with me in 7-10 days.
Meantime I got to choose tea tonight – not quite the last supper but I’ll be dining courtesy of NHS for the few days and nights.
I plumped for mince and cheese nachos. Can’t quite see that being on the menu at the Western!
Tonight’s about packing my bag and making final preps for admission tomorrow.
I might even read up on things again and see if the info sticks this time. What I do know is that I get bone marrow sample tests (including a needle into my bone described bluntly as “like using an apple corer” – nice 😁)
I’ll also start my combination drug chemo treatment called R-CHOP.
Good job I’m well used to acronyms because there seem hundreds more in the world of cancer treatment!
Guess all that’s left is to get my big boy pants ready, get a good night’s sleep, and get ready to treat tomorrow like it’s the first day of the rest of my life 😀