I'd be lying if I said today wasn't a nightmare. Oh, the test and the pill weren't so bad. I made at least ten different people assure me that it was perfectly safe before signing those consent forms. It was the time that got me. I arrived there at 8 am as instructed and waited until almost 10 am for my papers to go upstairs. Then, I had to stop at admitting to register. Waited there until about 10:45 am to take care of that registration. Then was sent to Nuclear Medicine where, I'll be honest, I at first tried every way possible to get out of the test and eventually was given....the pill. Oh, did I mention when I looked up at the sign and it read "Caution, Radioactive Materials", I panicked and almost ran the other way.
Needless to say, hubby was also scheduled for the doctors today so I had taken a cab in the morning. So, after taking the pill and told I could go home and come back at 4:30 pm for Part One of the test, I chose instead to wait downstairs in the lobby rather than waste all this money in cabs. A word of advice to all: Don't believe everything you read on the internet. I went there without eating because I "read" that you couldn't eat, so, by the time I found out differently, I was at the starving point. Chalk up a cheeseburger, sweet potato fries, and a Pepsi as I threw caution to the wind.
And then, it was onto the lobby and an afternoon of people watching and reading. At 4:30, I went back upstairs and underwent a ten minute test. Tomorrow I go back for the longer test, but it will not be as nightmarish as today. No registration, just straight upstairs, and I don't have to be there until 10 am. And after the test, it's home to what will be almost a three day weekend. Yippee!!!!