The script in ‘Black’ relate to the fourth afternoon after I was admitted into St Helier Hospital and it’s what I sent out to my family.
This post is to do with me being wheel-chaired (again) to have a CT-Scan.
I really didn’t like being pushed in a wheelchair, as I was thinking I could walk but I knew my energy levels were low or maybe it was that my legs felt a bit weak and wobbly, as I hadn’t walked in the true sense of the word, in the last four weeks!
You’re in a wheelchair, being pushed and people give you that look that says:
“You Poor Thing!”
I have a friend who is in a wheelchair and I do – not treat him like he’s a poor thing!
So please, if you see someone who is in a wheelchair or otherwise incapacitated, talk to them first, if they need soft, kind words and your sympathy, give it to them, let them have it…
…but if they don’t, rough them up a bit (with Love of course) and treat them as you would like to be treated yourself…
You’ll find the timelines go in and out and back and forth but stay with me, stick with me, as everything will come together, as the main aim of this site is to help you and your loved ones deal with the COVID-19 and give your life (back) to CHRIST, whether COVID-19 comes a knocking at your door or not!
Monday the 6th April 2020 – Day Four In St Helier Hospital
I had a CT Scan:
‘What Is a CT Scan?’
A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) uses computers and rotating X-ray machines to create cross-sectional images of the body.
These images provide more detailed information than normal X-ray images.
They can show the soft tissues, blood vessels, and bones in various parts of the body.
A CT scan may be used to visualize the:
In my case, it was the Chest.
During a CT Scan, you lie in a tunnel-like machine while the inside of the machine rotates and takes a series of X-rays from different angles.
These pictures are then sent to a computer, where they’re combined to create images of slices, or cross-sections, of the body.
They may also be combined to produce a 3-D image of a particular area of the body.
I (guess) they will let me know of the results later which will reveal whether I have a clot in my lungs…
…as that is what they are investigating.
Me being me, I asked what the fix would be if I had a clot, where I was told to cure a clot, takes (more) medication.
I do not want a clot to be in my chest or anywhere in my body…
…and that’s exactly what I was thinking, with earnest!
It was a most unusual feeling as they pumped a fluid through my body in order to do the scan…
…and when they conducted the scan, it felt as though I was wetting myself to which they said I would have that sensation…
…and since I had been drinking so much i.e. 2.5 Litres of room temp water every day (with multiple cups of orange juice and the odd cup of hot water on top), I was ready in fact – or semi desperate – to go to the loo!
So what did I do?
Well, if they told me I would have the sensation of wetting myself when they pumped the fluid through my body in order to run the CT Scan…
..that would mean I may not know whether I was actually wetting myself or if it was due to the sensation, as mentioned!
So, again, what did I do?
I held myself in, so as not to let any urine out, so as not to wet myself for real!!!
You know, what do you do if you are desperate to go to the loo – to do a number one – or a wee wee?
You hold it in, don’t you?
Well, I did that too, just in case!
After that was all said and done, the CT-Scan that is, I was wheel-chaired (Grrrrrrr) back to Ward A5 where I was stationed(?).
Another thing about being wheel chaired around was…
…I was in me PJ’s!!!
I felt a tad naked and exposed, even though I don’t mind showing off my body, from time to time!
But not in my (hospital) PJ’s where I am being wheeled around whilst sitting down which makes me look like I’m three foot tall and infirm, whilst everyone else appeared to be briskly walking around, going about their business, whilst they looked (down) at me, with that ‘Oh Look At That Poor Thing’ look!
You can tell I was fighting fit even at that stage, right?
Anyway, that’s me not being used to being in a hospital but it made me feel 130 years old!
I say 130 years old so no one can come forth and say:
“Hey, I’m 130 Years Old And I Feel Great!!!
How Dare You Imply I Am Old And Decrepit!!!”
And before I went for my CT-Scan I was being stuck with a needle again re: fitting in a Saline Intake…
…as the current one needed replacing!
And the nurse could not get the needle in!!!
She even said:
“See, It Won’t Go In…!”
As I watched her pushing and pushing into the outer section of my right forearm and I could feel a resistance, like there was a solid wall or field in there!
I think they talked to me whilst taking injections because I didn’t wince, flinch or show any signs or nervousness when they approached me with their band of needles and injection equipment.
The way I saw it was, it had to be done, so do it, get on with it and let’s be done with it.
I also knew I would be one day talking about it, laughing about it or – writing about it – so why even ‘Think’ or ‘Fuss’ about it?
And besides, the nurses and hospital staff were great where we had laughs where I felt it was almost like one BIG party!!!
“In All Things And In All Circumstances,
Let’s All Pray Without Ceasing!”
I Love You All!
“But If CHRIST Is In You,
Then Even Though Your Body Is Subject To Death Because Of Sin,
The SPIRIT Gives Life Because Of Righteousness.”
This site is dedicated to:
- Saving Lives
- Saving Souls
GOD Bless you!
Wilson P Williams MSHAA, HAD