Thursday, July 26, 2007
Let's see, dress me in a paper-thin piece of cloth, bring me into a very cold room, wrap my arm in a pillow, give me some earplugs and slide me into a tiny hole for 20 minutes on a cold hard surface...sound like fun? Not so much! Not one of the better experiences in my life. But, hopefully the doc will figure out what's wrong now and fix it! I didn't know MRI's were so noisy, either! And the guy could have warned me a little better: MRI guy: Here's some earplugs for you. Me: Huh? MRI guy: The machine gets a little noisy. Me: Uhhh, OK. How noisy? MRI guy: Oh, it's not bad with the earplugs in. Me: OK. What he didn't tell me is that the whole frickin machine vibrates and is still very loud with the earplugs! And it moved, too! I was a little freaked out. But I did my deep breathing, closed my eyes and went to my happy place. By the time it was over, I felt very relaxed - thanks to Big D for teaching me how to relax and go to my happy place! I now understand why peeps who are claustrophobic have to get the open MRI. I am not claustrophobic and it bothered me. I was picturing something like when I had my first CT-Scan at age 15 (I think), and it was a HUGE hole they slid me into, and it wasn't bad at all. I was sadly mistaken thinking it would be similar to that. Well, I'm glad it's over. Now we can move on to healing!! Soon, I hope! I'm running out of painkillers!