Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A WORD ABOUT MRIs

Not a big fan.

Nope.

Not. at. all.

I've seen plenty of MRI tubey deals on TV, and I've always thought it was a bit silly that so many people got freaked out about them. My theory was, just close your eyes and breathe deeply.

Yeah, well, that was until I actually had to have my body inserted into one. I'm not sure you are aware of it, but the tube thingy? Well, they widen it for TV purposes!

This thing is actually very, very narrow, and whether you have claustrophobia or not, it makes you want to crawl right out of your skin! And I didn't even have to go all the way in! Just up to my chest. Still, it was horrible.

I tried my hardest not to move, which, for someone like me, is an almost impossibility, but the idea of having to do an MRI retake, made me want to crawl out of my skin more. So, hopefully, Dr. S. has some nifty, cool photos of the crap knee ... otherwise, I'm limping for the rest of my life.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed that they got what they needed too. I've heard horror stories about those things too.
~Denise

Anonymous said...

Oh Meg I'm sorry!
~Shanny