Found Out Yesterday My NukeAlert Works

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TXKajun, May 3, 2016.

  1. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey+++

    I had an appointment with my cardiologist yesterday. I've been feeling pretty darn good, but he wanted to do a stress test just to make sure everything was still doing well inside. The radiation nurse/technician injected me with a low dose of Technetium, they did a scan, then gave me more of the isotope, then the stressor stuff, and more scans (a very unfun tes for about 3 minutes or so!). I got about twice as much Te the second time. After the second dose, my NukeAlert started chirping. And chirping. And chirping. It got as high as 3 chirps, then settled down to 2. And it chirped. And chirped and chirped!

    The half life of Te is only about 6 hours, so it was down to 1 chirp by the time we got home (a 3 hour drive plus we did some shopping). This morning, it's all quiet. But now I know it works! Probably not the best or easiest way to check it, though! LOL

  2. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    That is quite interesting. It is one of those things that you do wonder if it works. I hope your stress test went well.
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  3. AD1

    AD1 Monkey+++

    If you go to the dentist hold it on the opposite side of your mouth when they xray. It will chip like crickets.
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  4. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    A good thing it chirps: Too close to your tritium sight, and you'll want to sound like a cricket in Indian country. ;)
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  5. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey+++

    Yeah, it's almost silent and there's always that lingering "Is this thing really working?" thought. I tried the freezer test and it took a few minutes to start chirping, but that wasn't "real" if you know what I mean.

    Motomom, the test came out great. The stent install is a big success. And my cardiologist again firmly stated that I DO NOT HAVE COPD! Yaay. Only thing is this means I'm wayyyy out of shape and better start working harder on getting in shape. Boo!! Not really boo, that's great news.

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