Testing Day! (MRI)
Today I had an MRI to check for MS and mini-strokes. I'm not claustrophobic so that worked in my favour. I was actually pretty chilled out and just listened to a great CD I had brought them to pipe in through the earphones they gave me.
You had to lie perfectly still the whole time. There were weird noises and it was quite loud at times, resembling a jackhammer. They'd stop after each set of shots (about every 3 minutes) to ask how I was and tell me what they were doing next.
Okay..this next thing threw me. They took me out of the tube part of the machine and said they were going to inject my vein with a contrast, which is a dye because the radiologist needed more information. Yikes! Maybe he'd seen something weird? A tumour? My imagination wandered. They finally found a vein and did two shots, saline first to make sure they got the vein, and then the dye. They did 2 more minutes of pictures and then let me go.
The whole thing took 1/2 hour and wasn't too bad, but I was glad to see my husband in the waiting room afterwards. The doctor won't have results for a week and who knows when I'll actually hear what they are. I know there's nothing I can do about anything so I just have to wait. That's the hard part. I'm in no man's land. I may wish I were back here in the suspended time capsule of ignorance if it's something bad. I'll just lull here awhile until I have to deal with whatever cards I've been dealt.