(Not mine, just gives you an idea of what I got to watch for 1 1/2 hrs)

Also know as a HIDA scan. Just got done with mine this morning to check on that pesky gallbladder, won’t have results back until Monday. But I can say that the injection of CCK during the study did reproduce the pain I was experiencing last week. So we shall see.

I was a pincushion in Nuclear Medicine. It took five pokes with needles before they managed to start an IV line. The last nurse told me that if they didn’t get it on the fifth try, they’d give up for the day and we could try again another time. Evidently, I have veins of steel ~ all of the catheters kept kinking when they tried to thread them into the vein. It took some digging around on the fifth vein, but they finally managed and we were able to proceed with the imaging.


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  1. rob
    February 4, 2007 at 8:36 am #

    Having regular blood tests (monthly) I have to say that the techs skill levels do vary greatly, to the extent that I now openly avoid some in favour of others. After three attemps and various sites by one so called experienced Phlebotanist, I actually inserted the hyperdermic (successfully first time) myself, whilst she was off seeking further assistance!and that was not the first time I have had to do it either, theres not much that will withstand the penetration of a skillfully used hyperdermic so don`t accept that theres anything wrong with your veigns/arteries,

  2. Anonymous
    February 2, 2007 at 11:54 am #

    Why assume it’s your veins rather than incompetent techs?! C.