View Full Version : Barium for breakfast...

06-30-2006, 07:05 AM
YUM! I got the "berry" flavor! Why don't they make this stuff palatable?

06-30-2006, 07:15 AM
a few weeks agoI had the banana flavor! nasty stuff! Getting a CAT scan today?

06-30-2006, 07:19 AM
UUUUUUGH!Been there, done that, got the "T" shirt and the coffee mug....I have 4 more bottles...want mine?:D

06-30-2006, 07:25 AM
a few weeks agoI had the banana flavor! nasty stuff! Getting a CAT scan today?
Yup. Good thing they didn't give me banana....I'd retch.

Joe (SoCal)
06-30-2006, 07:34 AM
I hate cat's ;)

06-30-2006, 07:54 AM
I've been around that block a few times, myself. What are they scoping today? Must be something upper GI. They shoot it in the other end for stuff real low.

It wouldn't be medicine if it didn't make you retch a little, but where's that teaspoon of sugar? LOL

06-30-2006, 10:15 AM
I had one about 3 weeks ago from crotch to chest. They found a cyst in my bladder( urachal cyst) the size of a golfball that is infected, causing swelling and inflammation in the bladder. The Doc is going to fetch it out on the 11th.

06-30-2006, 10:26 AM
Sorry Rich. You know how they're going to fetch it, and it's nothing to look forward to.

Insist on enough opiates! There's no reason for this to be more suffering. Insist they dope you up good! If you don't speak up they won't, because of weird worries you'll become addicted. Dammit, if you're going to do that with a thing the size of a pencil, I want to be asleep!

07-01-2006, 06:24 AM
No idea what they're looking for. I have a raised blood count. (Not white cell count, just too much blood in general)

07-01-2006, 06:35 AM
Good luck lefty, cider still sitting on kitchen counter. I will stop procrastinating --- tomorrow.

Ron Williamson
07-01-2006, 06:36 AM
Get yourself some leeches.
Works every time.

07-01-2006, 06:48 AM
Get yourself some leeches.
Works every time.
Dr. initially suggested that I just give blood every few weeks. I told him I generally donate enough blood to the floor of my shop to keep my pressure low. Maybe I need to start nicking myself more often...

Phillip Allen
07-01-2006, 06:56 AM
Yesterday, the Doc asked if I'd be interested in letting them have a "crack" at my chest...now I've got that to think about.

07-01-2006, 07:03 AM
..... And I gotta say..... Who ever invented that horrid flavored Barium is a sadist.... Prolly the same guy who invented Tofu.... Why not just make it a little thicker so you could eat it like soft icecream? GAH! Trying to swallow that viscous fluid was a real test of my manliness....Almost blew chow several times...

Phillip Allen
07-01-2006, 07:11 AM
"Prolly the same guy who invented Tofu.... "

yepper...prolly so :)

(think I'll have some deep-fat-fried tofu to day...)

07-01-2006, 07:22 AM
...and mine is banana flavor.....:mad:

07-01-2006, 09:10 AM
I guess soy sauce flavour is out.

07-01-2006, 09:28 AM
I had the banana flavor last year. I thought it was good and I don't like anything. I'm one of the world's pickiest eaters. While in the waiting room they gave me another 16oz cup to drink. I downed it in front of the other patients; they watched me and started gagging themselves.

Good luck!

07-01-2006, 12:17 PM
well, heck...after 11 years in S.E.A. anything tastes good....:D

07-01-2006, 12:24 PM
I had a nice bowl of oatmeal with rasins.

To each their own.