Motherhood: having to retake part of the test again because you fell asleep.
Yes, even in the middle of a PET/CT scan, I fell asleep. It wasn’t even all that comfortable, lying on a platform 5 feet off the ground, sliding slowly through a whirring tube … but somehow when we finished the test, I became conscious of being alone in the cold room, waiting for the technician to reappear. When he did, he said we had to retake the last part of the test, because I had moved my head.
He tied my head down, one band around my forehead, and one band around my chin, and left the room to repeat the test, sending me through that machine again.
I was too confused at the time to tell him that he didn’t have to tie me down; I would just try harder not to fall asleep.