I really enjoyed last Saturday’s Family Meeting. I love hearing what everyone is up to. So Family Meetings will probably be a recurring Saturday post. Also, If you are reading this, you are part of the TT Fam whether you want to be or not! 🙂
First of all I want to thank all of you for your love and support while I deal with health issues. I decided rather than try to email you all I’d just tell you about my CT Scan situation here.
I was nervous about the entire thing. Getting myself there, the scan itself, and some um tummy troubles that I have been having, happening on the table. Let’s skip over the entire morning of stressing out and pick up with the car trip from hell. I tried to find decent directions to the place I was going to and I could not find any two that said the same thing. It was frustrating. I had a general idea where it was and left at 2:30 for a 4 pm appointment. According to the Interwebs, the building is only about 12 miles from my house. The driving directions said it would take 30 minutes, I need to stop at CVS for an urgent need for OTC meds for my tummy issues. I chose Saturday because there shouldn’t be much traffic. That is why I thought I could do it. I’m a nervous driver especially since I haven’t driven anywhere but Publix since Covid started.
But it is Saturday and I should only be on the Interstate for ten minutes or less. I thought I had it all worked out. I’m more nervous about Interstates because literally THREE TIMES IN THE LAST WEEK three different major Interstates in Atlanta have had huge accidents involving semis that shut them down completely for hours. When I turn to get on the interstate, it is NOTHING BUT Semis. There were fifty trucks for every one car. And worse, they were all stopped. Not moving slow, it was a big parking lot. Fucking Road WORK!
We inched along here and there and I finally made it to an exit. I got off. Long story slightly shorter, I got very lost. I had to ask directions multiple times. I finally got to the road near where the medical center was. It took me another 20 minutes to find the building at two minutes after four. You are supposed to be there half an hour before. I was what seemed like miles from the door. Then, I could not find the check-in place. I literally could not breath at this point. I would have cried but I had sweated all the water from my body.
I got taken in right away. The CT SCAN was the BEST PART of my day. The people were nice and the scan itself was like a guided breathing meditation, and I didn’t even have to wear a gown. The drive home was the usual level of stress and the traffic going the other way was still a parking lot. I am mentally and physically exhausted and also proud of myself for doing it. I’m probably going to be asleep within the hour. I’ve never been so happy to see my couch in my LIFE!