Today is the first day of my PET scan diet. Low carbs. I’ve eaten almonds, the egg and canadian bacon out of one of The Husband’s breakfast sandwiches, cheese, and now I’m eating spinach with tuna salad. Still I feel so powerfully hungry. It’s beyond hungry. It’s like a black hole in my stomach, where everything gets sucked in, and it still feels empty. So empty it HURTS. I keep trying to fill the space with water. Maybe I’ll try hot tea. Sometimes that helps expand the food in my stomach, so that less feels like more. Or maybe that’s only if the food is carbohydrate.
Oh my goodness, this is so hard. How will I ever get through the PET scan without chewing on someone’s face? Maybe they can sedate me through the whole process, then have a large pizza ready for me when I wake up?
This Friday is the bone scan. I’m expecting radioactive pee.
Next Monday is the PET/CT scan, for which I start an extreme version of Atkins on Saturday - low carb, high protein. No bread, no pasta, no fruit, and no sweets. Our weekend plans just took a hit. I can enjoy my steak, but no garlic-mashed potatos for me, and no WINE. WHAT??