I have had one of those days. Was not allowed to eat but I was allowed to drink as I was to have a scan at 6pm.
I arrived at the hospital in plenty of time to deal with the formalities of car parking and found a disabled space.
Then it was in to the League of Friends Coffee shop to have a couple of drinks in preparation for the scan. My darling husband had something to eat as he hadn't eaten at lunch time.
By 5.30 I was desperate for the loo but had to hold on until the scan was undertaken. Unfortunately I had to wait over half an hour passed my allocated slot as a consultant decided to use the ultrasound room to check some x-rays. Meanwhile I was wriggling and trying not to burst in the waiting room. My husband bless him patiently asked staff how much longer I would have to wait as I was bursting for the loo. This caused me to have tummyache.
In the end the staff allowed me to visit the toilet just to let out a trickle.
This happened half a dozen times before the scan was undertaken. Having waited an hour for the ultrasound room to become free I was on the verge of going home and told the staff I was fed up of this happening to patients undergoing ultrasound scans.
I am sure the nursing staff are "sadists" and wonder how long patients can hold on before their tempers fray.
Finally I underwent the scan. It appears that the ovarian cyst they discovered in November has been absorbed back into my body. Didn't know that this could happen. The radiographer said she frequently undertakes scans prior to an operation to remove an ovarian cyst just for this very reason thus saving a patient unnecessary surgery.
So today ended on a positive note.
I still have to attend hospital at the end of September but am hopeful I can now be discharged from one of my consultants. That will leave 12.
I have my fingers crossed with my writing ventures and had some positive feedback today about something I have proposed.
So am feeling much better than I was at the start of today.
Hope everyone else is keeping well.