It has been nearly 4 years since I was diagnosed through the pill cam process. At the time, I was hospitalized and the first to undergo the process at this particular hospital. So some things had changed when I went in to have another one done last week. I had to do it with another G.I. because my G.I. is a 50 mile drive away, which would equate to 200 miles in one day from start to finish.(Very expensive in my Powerstroke at nearly $5 a gallon for diesel) Anyway, I decided that I was going to have a fun day regardless of all the equipment that I was going to be wearing.
It started with my wife and I arriving at the G.I. at 8 A.M.. When the receptionist asked if I had an appointment, I told her that I was here to become a star. She laughed a little and then led me back to the nurse. The nurse hooked me up with all of the wires(Guys it is smart to shave your stomach before hand, I have had prouder moments in my life) and then handed me the pill. I took the pill and put it in front of my face and smiled really big. The nurse asked what I was doing, and I let her know that I was trying to give my movie a good beginning because the ending was going to be really crappy.(I know stupid joke, but it helped me get over having my stomach shaved). I took the pill and left.
My wife and I were trying to ready for a vacation the next day, so we started running our errands. I had to drive her to the Drivers license division because her license had expired and needed to be renewed. Usually, this place is packed and we have to wait forever. When we walked in, all of the people seemed to move out of line and we walked straight to the front. As my wife was talking with the counter person, I noticed that all of the security was really staring at me and looking at me like I was doing something wrong. I also noticed that a lot of the people had left the building. My wife finished everything and we left. Our next stop was at my parents home and the first words out of my dad when he saw me was," You look like you got a bomb strapped to you with that belt and all of the wires coming from under your shirt!" My wife and I started laughing really hard, because it all of a sudden made sense of why we were able to walk straight to the front of the line and why the security was watching me. My dad said that we sure picked a fun way to get to the front of the line.
Anyway, I thought that it funny and that many of you here would probably get a kick out of it. We have got to make the most of this disease and enjoy life.