Thursday, September 21, 2006

MRI - been there done that...

This was not my first MRI it's actually my second. The first MRI I had was after I dropped the 5 balls I was juggling. I was making after school snacks, answering a 5th grade homework question, listening to a ringing telephone, denying an outrageous request by my then 13 year old and wondering where was my 15 year old who hadn't come home from school. As I was yelling, "NO" to my 13 year old, something other than the word 'no' came out. I tried it again, and something sounding like gibberish came out. Lesson? Mothers should not juggle, we are not clowns.

The only thing that worried me this time with the MRI was if something got sucked into the machine with me this time...

I find out the results today, hopefully. Meanwhile I can't take any more of those oxylimbaugh drugs so I'm not feeling too good as I sit here writing. Oh, and any suggestions on how to tell my doctor that I went to see a neurologist rather than an orthopedist?

4 comments:

Barbara DeMarco-Barrett said...

I wondered where you were.....
MRI's freak me out.....what I imagine the contraption to be.....

Barbara

del said...

First, thanks for stopping by my blog, Deborah. I really hope your medical issues work out all right.

And it wasn't a silly question about when we wear wool in Florida. Most of us don't--I see people wearing shorts in January all the time. LOL. But I'm cold by nature so I always wear coats & scarves, the few days of the year the temp dips below the 40's.

I would love to move further north, but I have no valid reason to give my family other than "I could wear my handknits more often." Don't think they'll go for that...

sturdygirl said...

ooh, sorry your back is hurting! hope you feel better soon.

craftybernie said...

I'm just adding you to the knit1blogtoo ring.

In the meantime - if your doctor is worth anything, he should understand why you went to see a neurologist. Besides, orthopedic doctors can't or don't do nerves very well. And backs - well you can just forget that. I've had first hand experience over here.

Not sure if it's different elsewhere in the world but the ortho I used to see put me through 24 months of unnecessary pain which could have been better managed had I seen a neurologist sooner. I still suffer from chronic back pain but I know how to cope better day to day.

Hope you get some positive news about your pain. If you need any advice or want to talk, you can always e-mail me. A bit presumptious considering I'm a stranger, but I can sympathise!

Good luck..bernie