I had the MRI on Thursday
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|Sun, 03-22-2009 - 10:52pm|
I was a little nervous about the MRI, but I came through it unscathed. 8^) In preparing for entering the tube (which might be more accurately described as the tomb!), the technician said I'd go in and then come back out to have the dye put in my veins and then go back in again. That was music to my ears. NOT! I'm claustrophobic, but I've had MRIs before, so I knew what to expect. I kept my eyes open for the ride to the inside...Big mistake! I quickly closed them, but the damage had been done. I came really, really close to begging him to let me out - even screaming. I managed to put my mind elsewhere, however, and that helped immensely.
As I came back out of the tube, I saw the tech had a needle in his fingers. I told him that he would have to use a butterfly and go in on the back of my hand. (My veins run and hide when they know they're likely to get stabbed.) His words were; "I think we got all we needed and so we'll just forego the dye." I gasped.
Did he mean that he thought there wasn't a problem or that there IS a problem? I probably won't get the results of the MRI until late in the week, so I'll be on pins and needles until I learn something.
The dizzy spells have ceased and all that's left now are the headaches that come and go. And I'm good to go after all the hoopla of the past couple of weeks.