8 Jul 2011

An expensive photo

I had a Positron Emission Tomographical photo taken of myself and it cost R 18 725, that includes the scan and a cd with a copy of the images.

Whilst the nuclear medicine technician inserted the radioactive fluorine18 drip into my arm I told him: " I always believed I was an extraterrestrial, but now I know I'm not, and I'm so disappointed !" and we had a good laugh together.

In the warm and comfortable waiting room I met Kyle a 12 year old boy who told me he thinks that all the UFO sightings are fake, I told him that I agreed, many or most are fake, but that some are real and then his mom agreed with me, he gaped.

I also met a 72 year old gentlemen, who insisted I watch The Bucket List and that I should make a bucket list, he was there for a heart scan, and he had given up smoking
after a 55 year habit, only a month before, I could tell why ..the man was panting.

The other lady in the room didn't warm up to the rest of us, she was a bit tense and reserved, but did blurt out a compliment that made me feel very good, when she heard my daughter was 24 and I was 44, she said:" Wow, I thought you were about 30 something".
(and there I was sitting in my tracksuit, unwashed hair, not wearing any deodorant, with a swollen wound, bruised arm and inner tenseness that freezes the bones)

The pet scan itself is nothing major, I wore my own clothing not containing any metals and a nice thick blanket was placed over me to keep me warm, because of the op under my arm, I asked the radiologist to strap my arms to the side of the long slim sliding bed, which she did. The success to a good scan is to lie very still.

A minute or so later the bed slid slowly through the narrow tunnel, I emerged from the other side of the tunnel and was then scanned for 20 minutes, pulled into the tunnel from the feet down.

Not a big deal at all, however whilst my head and chest was in the tunnel I had the irresistible urge to laugh, I was remembering a story a friend told me that he heard from a friend who works in airport security, apparently airport scanners reveal wispy black clouds of gas emanating from passengers disembarking from aircraft after long flights, very funny when you're being scanned and wondering what the photo will reveal.

This is going to be quite an adventure, forum friends told me this joke to cheer me up !

A Cardiologist died and was given an elaborate funeral.

A huge heart covered in flowers stood behind the casket during the service. Following the eulogy, the heart opened and the casket rolled inside. The heart then closed, sealing the doctor in the beautiful heart forever.

At that point, one of the mourners burst into laughter. When all eyes stared at him, he said, "I'm sorry, I was just thinking of my own funeral; I'm a gynaecologist."

And that's when the proctologist fainted.

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Science fiction reader. I read to relax and because I am curious. I like data. I buy books in book stores and I download to my kindle, as well as read on my pc screen, I also write for fun. You won't believe the things authors have me imagining !