So yesterday I had my second chest CT scan, on a machine that was held together by gaffer tape! In all seriousness, the machine has been broken, new date arranged, broken, new date arranged until finally I got in it yesterday!
So I'm lying there, having a nice chat to the technician lady, they put me in the scanner to line everything up and she comes out from behind the control centre and says, "I saw on the screen that you have a plate in your mouth, is it removable?"
"Why?" I ask?
"Well it would good if you could take it out as I want to scan your neck and chest"
Really? I thought my plate was in my mouth? Ahh well, if your going to be like that I thought so I took it out and handed it to her, all slobbery like - she wasn't prepared for that!
Anyway, male nurse turns up to put the drip in my arm... "Hello - I'm here to put the drip in your arm" he says, "how are you?"
"Rrarrrrhhhh awwwrrrrhhhh rrhhh arrrhhhhhh wareeeeee" I say (No obturator you see).
He actually does a double take, which was nice HAHA! I did put it on a bit... so anyway he starts, small scratch and all that, he's then mumbling... " Have you had Chemo or Radio or something?" No I replied, "it's just that I can't get it in this vein."
"Does that hurt" - he says... "Nope"
"and does that hurt now?"...."Nope"
"and now?" - at this point I'm wondering what he is trying to achieve!
"Oh, that's that then, your vein has collapsed, I'll try the other arm" he declares - to which point I said, and I suppose I really should think twice before I speak, oh and in the most condescending manner I can without my obturator in "is it your first time?"
He manages to sort the drip first go this time... he then left the room. New friend for life I reckon.
So there we go, scan all done and now I await the results. Should be in a week I reckon...