Yesterday before I ate my radioactive eggs and toast I got pictures taken from one kidney to the other…I was ultrasounded for an hour. A total of 83 pictures were taken.
The main goal was to see anything in my stomach and to make sure that my gallbladder was normal. I of course failed to ask any questions about my stomach, gallbladder or whatever look they got at my intestines. I figured that if something was horribly out of place that they might GASP!
They didn’t ever GASP!
But I did hear things like “wow” and “you’ve got beautiful anatomy”.
When they said I have beautiful anatomy I knew that my organs looked great. They’re in there all perfectly organized and perfectly sized and perfectly located and that lends to beautiful anatomy. At least, that’s my thought; and that thought put a big smile on my face.
I know the spots where they pushed extra hard, maneuvered the probe (the transducer probe makes the sound waves and receives the echoes) this way and that way to get a better view, had me hold my breath to make the organs “pop”; but at the end, the stomach wasn’t on my high list of priorities.
I asked for a picture of my pancreas and the tech said “I send people home with pictures of babies all the time, I see no problem in sending you home with a picture of your pancreas.” That put a big smile on my face.
My pancreas looks like many things. The first thing that popped into my head was a sperm. Next was a snake. A friend said a salamander. I liked the idea of having a legless salamander in me, so my pancreas is now a legless salamander named Gaston (Gaston fit him perfectly because it’s like in Beauty and the Beast were Gaston is beautiful but he’s a bad man; my pancreas is beautiful but he’s bad and doesn’t do his job.)
If you’re thinkin’ I’m crazy that’s okay. Throwing a little imagination into the doldrums of life makes it more interesting…Just the other day I wasn’t even thinking about a legless salamander of a pancreas named Gaston living in me, it was a slimy featherless angry green chicken that I was thinking of. *smiles*