Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Another Round of Tests...

Some of you may know that I've been going through several medical tests because I am extremely anemic. So far I've had an endoscopy & a colonoscopy. They didn't find anything so today I am having a capsule endoscopy. I'm blogging about it because it's kind of cool.

At ten after 8 this morning, I swallowed this...

Sorry that it's blurry, but I took it with my phone and my hands were shaking. I was on a clear liquid diet the day before to prepare for the test. That tends to make you a little shaky. :P

Here is the lovely harness that holds the recorder/receiver. It's heavier than it looks and not the least bit comfortable. I didn't sleep well last night and had planned on napping today. That's not going to happen.

There are also straps that go up over my shoulders. Basically I look like I'm ready to lift heavy objects at Home Depot.
Only, I'm not supposed to do anything of the sort until they remove all this stuff. No lifting, exercising, or sweating (there are electronic leads attached to various spots on my body). I also can't go into any place that has any sort of electronic theft protection, like Wal-Mart, Walgreens, CVS, or most libraries. They also suggested that I not go inside any banks. Something about it looking like a bomb. Lovely. I think I'll just stay home until time to get this darn thing off.

BTW, driving wasn't all that fun either. Seatbelt + steering wheel + harness = uncomfortable.

Right now I'm counting down until noon when I can eat & drink again. Then I'll be counting down to 4pm when this sucker comes off.

When this is all over, I'll have an 8 hour movie of my small intestine. I'm thinking YouTube. What do you think? :P