August 02, 2006

Radioactive man!

Had a gated pool heart scan yesterday, where they took 4ml of my blood, infused it with a radioactive isotope called Tc-99m and re-injected it into me. Tc-99m as it decays releases gamma radiation which easily passes through living tissue.

It takes a few days for Tc-99m to decay to its ground state of Tc-99 so for the next few days I am radioactive! So far no sign of super powers....

Nothing much today, just going to be hooked up on IV drips and have good stuff infused into me in preparation for chemotherapy.

Cheers,
Steve