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I'm a single mom with two great kids living near Dallas, Texas. This is my life; day to day things that are probably only important to me. This is my record of my ups, my downs and the road that I've taken along the way. For whatever reason YOU'RE here, I hope you find something you can enjoy and/or relate to. God bless.

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Saturday, May 13, 2006

I Want My Own MRI At Home

So I'm freaky, who knew? Yeah, I know, you all did. I had my MRI's yesterday, and it was like a mini vacation.
My friend, Terri, insisted on going with me, which I thought was just silly. But she said that's what friends do and since I'm not an expert on what friends do, I let her tag along. I'm not a people person and would just as soon be alone as to have someone around I felt like I owed conversation to, but it was okay.
It was a closed MRI, and the guy before me had to be sedated because he was freaking out. Nice act to follow.
Other than wearing next to nothing (who knew that if I'd worn undies and clothing without metal, that I'd been able to keep all my clothes on...but I didn't, so I couldn't, and the gowns were ridiculous) it wasn't bad at all. The table was a little hard, but it shook so it was kind of like a mini massage. It got a little warm, but it reminded me of when I use to go to the tanning beds, a LONG time ago when I was under the impression that tanned fat looked better than white fat, and it just felt good to me. There was the loud thudding sound, but somehow I found a rhythm to it and I nodded.
The first one was for my neck/spine, and every time I'd start to nod, I'd hear someone ask me if I'm still doing okay. So, when the first one was over, and they got me ready for the second one (for my right shoulder) they told me that it would be twice as long as the first one and asked if I thought I'd be okay. I told them I'd be a lot better if they'd stop talking to me while it's going on so I could sleep. They told me that's the first they'd heard of anyone sleeping through it. Well, they apparently don't have a lot of moms with teenage sons who play rock on their guitars with the amp turned up full blast. So, the second MRI went really quick, because, yes, I did sleep all the way through it. I came out with a bit of a headache that I'm still trying to get rid of, but other than that, it was all good.
The cool thing is that they give you a disk with your MRI on it that you can watch on your computer at home. Pretty cool watching it. I don't know if it looks great or not, but it's cool seeing your 'innards', :)
The boys and I are off to see 'An American Haunting', so gotta run. Hugs to all.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aw, i hope u are ok - I guess you are like me, I hate docs or anything medical

take care, have a good weekend


2:37 PM  
Blogger Casually Me said...

Two thumbs up for the marvelous film kathi's "Innards." We laughed, we cried, and it had a great ending. I thought the special effects needed a little work, and the graphic violence in innards made me a bit ill.

4:05 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

Im glad it went well..I have had those before and I leaned more towards the freak out..

and tanned fat vs. white fat..that made sweet tea come out of my nose. :)

10:16 PM  
Blogger DZER said...

do the MRIs come in extra large?

glad you enjoyed the experience :)

8:28 AM  
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8:44 AM  
Blogger Nabeel said...

i am glad it went fine .. and you are ok .. and yes me too .. i haven't heard of many people sleeping through an MRI .. i mean there are so many sounds .. so much noise .. did u really sleep?

5:15 PM  
Blogger Chrissie said...

lol i'm the same way... I think its weird that so many people DO freak out in the tube.

So when will they say somethin 'bout your insides?

5:41 PM  
Blogger kathi said...

tbg ~ I long for the old, old, old days when you went to ONE doctor and he did it all. Now you go to one, who sends you to another, and then somewhere else. I'm good, thanks for caring.

tom ~ somehow I doubt anything about my 'innards' would make you ill...you'd be back for 2nds with a bag of popcorn.

anne ~ lol, too funny about the tea. You and I are a lot alike.

dzer ~ dunno, mine fit great :) thanks darlin.

tom ~ yup, that's the kind of kid I see you having been, too. LOL, thanks.

nabeel ~ I tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth babe...I sure did sleep through it.

chrissie ~ Go back on the 23rd. I'm sure it's all good. Yeah, I don't get it either, to each their own, I suppose. Oh yeah...HI Chrissie!!!

6:05 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

I think it's safe to assume that if I had an MRI of my head...and it was taped for me to watch at home...it would be empty.

11:43 AM  
Blogger Georgiapeach said...

You panties had metal on it?...lol

1:36 PM  
Blogger Puffin said...

You know , I like those machines too...There is something cozy about them. The air is cool. I forget which is which. The donut one with the magnet that zips around your and makes the constant whirrrrrrring sound puts me to sleep.

"*click* Mr. Puffin...We need you to keep your eyes on the little green dot.*click*"

"Why? Is my snoring to loud for you?"

"*click* Hold still Please. *click"

"Your looking up my gown again aren't you?"

1:50 PM  
Blogger Clay said...

i hope everything comes out good

5:43 PM  
Blogger joey♥ said...

i've never had a family doctor or had regular check-ups, and i think i like it that way. if it ain't broke don't fix it ;)

10:37 PM  
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