Yesterday I had a CT scan of my head to see if we can find out what caused my vision loss.
If you are interested in what the scanner looks like here is a picture of an Egyptian mummy being put through what I believe is the very same machine at Addenbrooke’s hospital.
I’ve not had a CT scan before and didn’t know what to expect, so I felt quite apprehensive and I worried about all sorts of things like whether it would interfere with my mobile phone.
The appointment letter
For: CT Orbit with contrast Both
said the examination would take about half an hour.
But in fact it only took 30 seconds, which was a blessing! How I wish the letter had said (why didn’t it?) 30 seconds.
I just took off my jacket, reclined on the bed (like the mummy in the picture), the radiographer put a small pillow under my head and asked to close my eyes… and after a slightly longer 30 seconds than usual,(just before I dozed off) it was all done and the radiographer said “You are free to go now”.
So I scarpered.