I have had MRIs before. I had two on my lower back, one on my knees and one on my breast. I am not a fan of going into a tube where I feel as if I am being buried alive. At one point when I was having my back done, I told the tech to take me out NOW! and I had to go to an open one where I could look out the side and see a way of escape.
Needless to say I was not looking forward to this test. My doctor gave me a very mild sedative to take, but it turned out that I had to drive myself so I couldn't take it. That made me even more nervous.
But I didn't have anything to worry about. The receptionist and tech were so nice and kind to me. They put me at ease. And when I saw the machine, I was fine. I have not had an MRI for about 15 years and things have definitely changed for the better. Instead of being put in a coffin like tube, this looked more like a CT scan machine, a fat doughnut. It was called an "open door" MRI. And the tech was no longer in another room, she was at a desk in the same room just behind a pane of glass and was able to talk to me and I to her in between the scans.
Although this picture shows someone getting their leg done, it gives you an idea of how much shorter the tube is and how much wider the hole. Before the machine was almost touching me.
I found I wasn't nervous at all. The tech told me it was 20 minutes, but it didn't seem that long. I was counting when she would say, "This test is 4 1/2 minutes." or "Now this is 50 seconds." I counted 15 minutes so I guess I was off.
Now it's just the waiting for the results. I am to call the doctor on Friday to see what is going on.
Sometimes I just get myself all upset over nothing. I need to trust God more to get me through things.
On the way home I stopped into Royal Farms and got chicken for lunch. I figured after going through that I would treat myself. Oh that chicken is so good!
MAY @ 8 P.M.
Here it is the middle of May and I haven't showed you any pictures. I have not been very good about getting them, but I do have some to show you.
As you can tell, a lot of May has been overcast and rainy. But this week we are having beautiful weather with temperatures in the 80s and 90s. Ah....!
Have a nice evening everyone.