two trips over two days

It’s the time of year for my annual CT scan [ backstory on NHL for those just tuning in ]. It’s necessary to split the procedure over two visits because it’s more fun that way.

This year the UC hospital has a fancy new machine [ photo ] that makes these two trips go by superquick—fast enough that the injected contrast doesn’t have time to wear off and you’re left with a warm flush feeling like you said something terribly wrong at a party.

My oncologist’s assistant left a message saying results from Friday’s scan look good (that means no alarms or need for treatment most likely). So I’m left with a couple bruises and pricks on the insides of my elbows and some vague feeling that hovers between anxious and thankful.

Current music: Fiona Apple “Extraordinary Machine”