I’m a big water drinker so I’m way surprised when I’m told I need to drink more before each radiation treatment. I diligently drank 1200 ml en route to today’s appointment thinking that’d be plenty but the fucking bladder-fullness-tester tells me I’m only registering 100 and need to be 350-400. I’m not sure what measuring units they’re using but I clearly need to lift my game if I want each appointment to be snappy tom. So today I’m tested and told we’ve gotta wait 15 mins for the water I’ve already consumed to reach the bladder. Meantime I work really hard at not giving my bowel any attention for fear of a repeat of yesterdays delightful poohing purge. If I empty my bowel, I’m sure to empty my bladder too – I simply don’t have the control I use to have, although I can’t ever recall poohing without weeing anyway. It’s not something I’ve ever given much thought to… I mean, is it even possible?
It took three attempts, another litre of water and 2.5 extra hours before the treatment could be carried out. Ten minutes later we were done.
Home now and feeling shagged, work will have to be pushed out for yet another day.