June 18th – a bit more testing – Day 3Posted: June 18, 2014
I’m glad I got the majority of the testing over yesterday. Jet lag, hunger, and numb limbs are not a great combination. Today I am back to feeling like Nancy once again. I think I made a few people concerned about my well being yesterday. So sorry.
Luba came in and asked there was anything she could do for me. She made me tea, brought me clean towels and was really helpful. She was trying to assess the level of help I would need and asked if I could walk on my own.
I was told not to eat again this morning in preparation for the abdominal and pelvic ultrasound testing.
Dr. Fedorenko told me last night that it was ok for me to drink water and tea. I get really thirsty and am not used to salty food at all.
Maria performed my ultrasound. She apologized for her lack of English, but was able to ask me if I had eaten. “No.” Then she asked how many millimeters I had to drink today. I had no idea, whatsoever. She asked how many children I had and was impressed that I had 3. She has one 8 year old daughter who is very sweet and loving, but likes to sleep too much. I told her I did too : )
When she wanted me to breathe in, she said, “Abdomen up”. Ludmila was the tech who helped her. She made sure I got up slowly, so I would not be dizzy. When I asked her name, she told me the doctor’s name. She was surprised that I wanted to know who she was.
* It is interesting for me to see that the office, computer, desks etc. and administrative work is done in the same room as all the testing. There are curtains, but it is one large room. In the USA, there are always separate exam rooms and offices. Let me know how it is in ‘your’ country if you have a chance. So far the equipment used has been made by GE and Siemens. As far as ring tones on phones, I’ve heard the Beatles, “Yesterday”, and today the theme song from The Godfather.
I had breakfast after testing. Porridge and a single egg. I only get one egg and am happy that Stevie does not eat eggs. Carol delivered his egg to me!!! I am also happy that Maxwell House does make coffee you can count on! My first little pouch of instant coffee with powdered milk was a perfect breakfast beverage.
Marian and Robert came after breakfast. The ATM machine at the Vega did not disperse their money and did not return their card. The concierge at the Vega solved the problem quickly and the ATM card was retrieved.
Sheila and Dan arrived this morning and are meeting everyone and getting settled.
The final testing was done by the Opthamologist. Visual Field test, glaucoma, vision etc. and the testing is complete. Tomorrow, Dr. Fedorenko will go over the results with us. I’m going to bed early tonight!!!
The WORD LENS app works well. While maybe not an exact translation, a lot can be figured out using the app.
and for food items
One more important note: When someone offers you a thermometer, don’t assume you should put it in your mouth. I did and it was not the right spot. No, not there either, thank goodness. They put it under the armpit!