3:10pm… Angie (my amazing radiologist tech) comes in with bright orange signs to tape to my door… DO NOT ENTER! RADIATION! and the radioactive symbol all over them… I’d post a pic if I knew how to get it from my phone to here. 🙂
3:22 – Angie comes back in with a black lunch bag looking thing with radioactive symbols all over it. Angie offers me gloves – large gray ones or small purple ones. I pick the small purple ones. We both put on gloves. She opens the black bag, removes some packing material that looks like hard foam rubber, pulls out a silver canister, unscrews the lid, takes out a small plastic vial containing a single pill, pops off the cap and dumps it into my hand.
3:30 – I swallow down the pill. Angie leaves and I feel strangely alone even though it has just happened. It makes me think of the Lepers in the Bible. What an odd feeling to know that your very presence could make someone else sick, very very sick.