I had a pleasant and interesting experience today.
While waiting for my ultrasound, the close circuit television was playing something more than the name of the imaging center. It had medical trivia about imaging as well as how imaging started in Tucson, Arizona which lead to the opening of this particular imaging center.
I found out that ultrasound imaging uses similar mechanisms as submarines.
Anna Bertha Ludwig was the first person to be x-rayed.
X-rays were recorded on film in 1918.
Now there's a story behind this particular trivia moment.
There are 26 bones which make up the foot.
While waiting for my ride, a man was having some type of imaging done. He was using one of those scooters which you put one leg on and wheel around on it. He had major surgery on his foot back in February to where he had 24 screws put in his foot. Today is October 2nd and he still hasn't recovered. He had such extensive surgery - 24 screws and his foot only has 26 bones. He must have had his foot either smashed or broken in a lot of places. He has a long recovery period ahead of him. He was still wearing a boot and not allowed to put much weigh on his foot.
In regards to the thyroid ultrasound, I had a pleasant experience and my nurse practitioner should have the results in two to three days. I should know the results in about four days.
I'm not concerned and it maybe felt like my thyroid is more enlarged on one side - more than it had been but it has been five years since my last ultrasound. When my nurse practitioner saw me a few weeks ago, she thought my thyroid was a little more pronounced. I told her I lost seven pounds so maybe my neck got skinnier which made the appearance of its enlargement. The tech thought that was funny today when I told her. She laughed. I'm glad I have the nurse practitioner that I do. She's great and thorough.