Hi Cheryl! It's good to hear from you again. Don't worry about the scan, it's no big deal. Worse case scenario is the rectal contrast, I hate that but it's only because it's uncomfortable. I don't know if you have to have that or not. As for the stuff you have to drink, I had to drink some contrast before my CT scan and they mixed it with water that had fruit punch flavoring in it. This was while I was in the hospital. It wasn't bad at all, it just tasted like the fruit punch. The contrast they inject in the IV just makes you feel warm all over when it goes in, it also makes you feel like you wet your pants because it gets really warm there.
None of the scenario's are very bad. All in all I did't mind the CT scans very much compared to some of the things I had to go through!
You know I'll be thinking of you and wishing you luck!
35 years old
Chronic Lifetime Constipation
Diagnosed IBS - 1995
Rectal Prolapse - February 2007
Rectosigmoid Colectomy w/low anterior Anastomosis - March 13, 2007
Diagnosed with Colonic Inertia - June 08
Total Colectomy - September 22, 2008
Temporary Ileostomy due to small bowell perforation Septepmber 29, 2008
Ileostomy Reversal - December 15, 2008
Multiple Small Bowel Abscesses-December 22, 2008
Leak at original Anastamosis -December 25, 2008
JP Drain removed - January 23, 2009
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