I'm scheduled for an abdominal CT scan tomorrow, and I didn't think I'd ever had one before so I looked it up. Turns out I have. The first one was during my two week hospital stay, and I refused the barium enema. I told the tech I wasn't sure if I'd make it through the test as it was- there was no way I'd manage with an enema in me. I guess he didn't want a mess to clean up!
Anway, do they always use the enema for an abdominal CT scan? My mom swears she had one a few years ago without. An enema is the one thing I've managed to avoid so far, and I'd really, really like to keep up that record. I'm no where near as sick now as I was the last time I had the test done, and I don't think it would be the best move to refuse the enema again just because it scares me. But I'd really like to.