I had some troublesome abdominal pain this week. Not sure exactly what was causing it. The Dr. wanted to be sure it wasn't serious so she ordered a CT scan.
I drank some nasty "smoothie" that was supposed to provide contrast for the pictures. I figured that was all I would have to do.
When they got me on the table, the nurse informed me that she would be starting an IV. Oh Junk. I didn't realize an IV was involved. She told me that the liquid placed in the IV would also provide contrast for the photos.
I bravely laid my arm out and looked away while she found a vein. This is the actual conversation I had with her...
Nurse, "Now, as the contrast enters your body you are going to feel warmth and perhaps a copper taste in your mouth. You will also feel like you are peeing your pants. Don't worry, you aren't actually peeing your pants. It's just the sensation you will feel."
Me, "Come again?"
The nurse then repeats herself.
Me, "Thanks for the heads up on that one."
Good heavens, she was right! You totally feel like you just peed your pants. I wanted to laugh out loud but I figured I better behave myself so I could get this test over with.
You know what kept going through my head, a line from Christmas Vacation...
Cousin Eddie: "They had to replace my metal plate with a plastic one. Every time Catherine would rev up the microwave, I'd "pee" my pants and forget who I was for about half an hour."