I had the ultrasound this morning, I was a bit worried about it, not because they might find something, but because I had to have a full bladder for it.
The machine gets a clearer picture when the bladder is full.
My instructions were to empty my bladder by 9.40am then drink a litre of water (a whole litre!)by 10.30am and hold it until the ultrasound at 11.10am.
Normally, my bladder doesn't like holding on, but if I haven't been drinking coffee (with sugar) then it is easier. So I had no coffee after lunch yesterday, and drank a litre of water between leaving home and arriving at the medical clinic. Then I sat and waited.
I was just beginning to feel that if I didn't visit the toilet soon, there'd be a puddle on the waiting room floor, when S called me in. The ultrasound didn't take long, then she showed me to the nearest toilet and asked me to come back in so she could take images of my kidneys as well.
Talk about double checking!
After she was finished, as I was rearranging my clothing, I asked if the images looked okay to her. She said they did, but a radiologist would see them later today and send the report to my doctor.
I know she isn't the right person to ask, but she takes many, many images, so by now I think if something was seriously wrong, she'd have an idea just by looking, but I was reassured by her answer and her manner.
All that's left now is for me to wait and see. Dr L said if he needed to see me again, he'd call, if I don't hear from him, then everything is okay and I can just go about my life as usual. Yay!
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