My MRI was finally approved (yes, I have an HMO) and I had it done this afternoon. The technician explained to me how the process worked, gave me a set of ear plugs, explained how noisy it would be, put some headphones on my head and then finally handed me a little device to squeeze in case I needed him (AKA:the panic button.) It seemed like a pretty simple process so I wasn't nervous at all.
I hate hospitals and most of all I hate needles so if it doesn't involve any of those two things, I am good. Today was an exception and I almost had a panic attack! I was laying on the bed all ready to go and it was moving further and further into the tunnel! I almost has a panic attack thinking that I was going all the way in. I was just about to ask the technician how far he was sending me into the tunnel of love and then it stopped. Thank You Jesus! The top of that tunnel is about two inches from your face and there is just no way I could endure that for more than two minutes.
The MRI lasted about twenty minutes and was very, very noisy. First it sounded like someone was hammering away in my ears and then it switched to the sound of a car alarm going off endlessly!! It was the longest and noisiest twenty minutes of my life and I was very glad/relieved when it was done. I was getting pretty thirsty and bored staring at the word "SIEMENS" and listening to elevator music.
I have an appointment to see the orthopedic doctor in the morning and I am hoping that nothing is seriously wrong! Until then, only this guys knows what is really going on!
Wish me luck! I hope that I have good news to report back to everyone tomorrow!