Thursday, March 17, 2011

Fort Wayne’s little angels…

The nurses in Fort Wayne are just incredible! They always made me smile, no matter how bad of a day I had.
They were always interested in my life outside of the little cancer box and they always pronounced my name wrong (even though I always told them they pronounced it right because they tried so hard and my name is really difficult!)…

They really made going true this almost unbearable task of dealing with this sickness (and treatment of this sickness) a little more bearable.

AND if they say it feels like you have to pee….. YOU BETTER BELIEVE THEM!





One of our angels, Indi












We did a lot of CAT/MRI/PET scans in those days. Mostly just to check if the cancer hadn’t spread. For me it was a first time for every one of them. I had been in hospitals before but never this up close and personal.

Dr Nala had ordered me another scan, to check out my lower abdomen and I am still not sure what scan it was (the CAT or the MRI, my brain was pretty much mush at that time) but I went together with Bastiaan and waited until my name (or the nurse in question would just look really confused) was announced to get my “pic” taken.

The nurse showed me a little locker where you can put your bra and jewelry in and then you have to wait for a bit. The waiting never really bothered me because during that time I could just doze off a bit and seek my bearings.

This particular nurse was very young and very sweet. She asked me the standard questions and explained to me what the big noisy machine did. I was already a little more at ease because the machine was only half the size of the machine the week before! Your head and your feet would actually stick outside the machine, so much better than the ones you lie in completely.

She said a “pic” would be taken and then she would turn on the IV and have a bit of fluid (contrast) run into my bloodstream and take another “pic”. She also mentioned, that when the fluid started running, you could have a little strange sensation down under….

Me being extremely BLOND and DUTCH did NOT understand what she meant…

So I asked: “What does that mean???”
She got a red face (probably all the smart Americans understand when she told them, “you get a little strange sensation down under”) and explained to me that I might get the feeling I had to pee when they turn on the IV…

“Pee???” as in “Going to the bathroom, pee???”
“Yes…”
“Hmmm, I see…”


Little
"naughty"
angel,
Jones







Again being very stubborn, I really did not think it would be that bad, I laid down on the table and waited until they hooked me up to the IV. After a couple of minutes the table started moving and I rolled nicely into the scanner. The first pictures were taken and over the little intercom, while looking at a smiley face plastered to the inside of the machine, the announcement came that the IV was going to start…

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I WAS PEEING!!! The whole machine and table and everything else would be covered with my bodily fluids!!! OHHHH, HOW EMBARISSING….

And then I did a check, check, double check, like I often do at the farm, checking the boys…

No pee, or better described, no wet stuff anywhere. I could swear (hands in the fire, on my grandmother’s grave, on my unborn (hopefully in the future) child) I lost my power to hold my urine on that table.

Try to lie completely still when all this goes true your mind…

The sweet voice on the intercom told me I was done and they were going to roll me out. Thank God!
I did another check that I really didn’t wet myself, looked at the sweet young nurse and said:
“YOU WERE RIGHT!” she just laughed and got a red face,…. Again.


Such sweetie pies!








After finding my bra and jewelry she escorted me back to Bastiaan and of course I just had to tell him what just happened… He didn't think it was that sensational... Wait until HE gets a scan... hehe...

Thanks to Verde Farm for hosting "Farm Friend Friday"!!!



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34 comments:

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

Too funny! I would hate that feeling!

Chai Chai said...

My my, how did you stop the real thing from happening when your brain was telling you that all systems were go? Great story!

Trisha said...

I can't imagine what you had to go threw. All the test and treatments, and you tell your story with a smile :) So happy your cancer free & doing great!!!

Verde Farm said...

Oh I have had a similar experience at the Urologist. The gal said, “your bladder is full” when she catheterized me. I heard a noise like a spigot running. I asked what that was--she said you are peeing and it was running all over the place because they didn’t have a big enough cup to catch it. I was so embarrassed :) Love your posts and THANK YOU for sharing FFF with your Real farm wives!! :)

Teresa said...

It's so nice that you can share these experiences and have a sense of humor.

Michaele said...

I suppose there are worse things than peeing involuntarily - anywhere - but it has to be at the top of the list of embarrassing moments. Glad it was just your imagination.

Kyla said...

Hello fellow Hoosier! I'm originally from Hartford City and now in Muncie. I used to love the Fort Wayne mall when I was a kid! I'm your newest follower from the Friday Social Parade. I'd love for you to follow back at www.homeschoolingbytheyard.blogspot.com and/or www.kylakreates.com. Thanks! Oh yeah.. I soo wish I had cows! I wonder..do you do raw milk or are they beef cows?

ann said...

I know what you mean Have had the dye test before and you swear something happened.

Sharon said...

OH! I remember that test, only my test was for my lungs, but that warm all over feeling - yah, I know what you mean!

Could you spell your name the way it is pronounced? ie: ga-lee is golly

You are a real trooper! Somehow, as I recollect various hospital visits, I only remember the weird stuff.

texwisgirl said...

I love how you just share these experiences with us with such openness. :) And you make us laugh at what must have been a very tough situation.

I love the look of your blog! Very stylish! :)

Just Writing said...

I wouldn't know how to pronounce your name either, ;)

Oh, lol'ing at the "blond and Dutch", hehehe.

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A Helicopter Mom said...

That's crazy! I've never heard that before. I'm glad you're now cancer free. I'm following you back and I'll be back to read more about your experiences and thoughts. :)

Have a great day!
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Design It Chic said...

That's so crazy. I can't even imagine how it is to feel like you peed on yourself yet you didn't somehow.. such an interesting thing this brain of ours, right?:) I am now following you thanks to Friday Blog Hop, and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog;)
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Jennifer said...

I'm sure they are use to it but I bet your glad you didnt pee. lol. I would be soooo embarrassed :)

bon bon said...

i'm glad you can look back at these moments with a renewed outlook!

and, i didn't realize blond and dutch had similarities. too funny!

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Sandra said...

yet another wonderful and well written story. love your 3 sweetie pies, your pets are beautful. glad is was fake pee

Kymberly Foster Seabolt said...

Girl you need to write a book.

Your candor and sweetness and the style in which you tell it all has me riveted.

CarliAlice @ GG2Life said...

Haha! I've had this done too and yes..you are checking yourself because it feels real!

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doublehphoto said...

What a humorous story. Also want to thank you for telling me about Verde Farm! Have really enjoyed their site and being a part of their Farm Friendly Fridays, thanks to you telling me about them!

farmer said...

I have been there,I had the CT scan and thought, no! oh my, I just wet myself!,total embarrassment,but no pee!!
Hope you are all better now :)

Gerreke said...

Och nee hé wat erg!!!! Althans ik kan me voorstellen dat je je ongelofelijk ongemakkelijk hebt gevoeld hoor!!!

Laura @ Our Wee Farm said...

WOW1 THAT MUST HAVE FELT JUST PLAIN WEIRD! oops! sorry caps lock doh!
xxx

Clipped Wings said...

What an experience. Love your dog photos.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

I too love your dog photos, and wish you the best with your scans treatments etc. Glad to see your sense of humor is intake!

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Farm Girl said...

You are going to have a baby? How sweet. Blessings to you.
Really, you felt like that and you didn't? I never knew that.
I am so glad you are better. I also wanted to say thank you for all of the lovely comments you leave on my blog. I appreciate them very much.

Sarah said...

Oh no I would hate that feeling!
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