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.


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