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  • Hornless CT

    Yet another great moment in CT history. I did not sprout a horn after my CT this morning.

    I refused to premedicate with the Benadryl and prednisone, so the CT tech tried a different brand of IV contrast. No horn! Hot damn! He made a note on my folder and said next time if he wasn't there I needed to make sure and ask for the "special sauce". I don't want to know what that means. He told me the brand name, but all I can remember is something like Fezziwig, and I'm pretty sure he's a character from A Christmas Carol.

    Also, based on the CT smoothie poll we had a while back, I tried mixing in some raspberry Crystal Light into the shakes. It was better, simply by virtue of the fact that the artificial raspberry flavor masked the smoothie's berry flavor. Of course, I had to start taking the contrast at 4:30 AM because they changed the instruction sheet, so I'm not sure if my taste buds were awake yet.

    Anyway, all clear - no more CTs in 2006! I'll have one in February 2007, which should wipe out my annual insurance deductible right out of the gate.
    Vinny (aka Frank)

    left I/O 1/5/05; 95%EC / 5% mature teratoma; stage IIIC
    4x BEP 1/24/05 - 4/11/05; RPLND (left side) 5/31/05
    VATS resection of teratoma from left lung 4/26/06
    Presently surveilling

  • #2
    Well I never congratulated any guys for not being horney but congratulations, I think.
    Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

    Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.


    • #3
      And congrats for having an insurance deductable low enough that one CT takes care of it. I'm jealous.
      Right I/0 March 30, 2005
      Left I/O April 20, 2005
      Embryonal carcinoma, teratocarcinoma
      Surveillance since May 19, 2005