MRI AGAIN (4 months later)

Today I had a MRI scan.  My neurologist scheduled the scan because he was concerned I may be at the beginning stages of a relapse.  My predominant complaint was dizziness but my balance and short term memory are also being challenged.

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The MRI was scheduled and completed at the same facility as the MRI that was completed 4 months ago.  The decision was by design by my Neurologist as the equipment and tech would be the same, making for a clearer comparison of my brain from May 2018 to September 2018.

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My tech was named Emily and she looked like Rose Byrne.  She was beautiful and so joyful to share 45 minutes with.  Emily completed the scan without contrast (25 minutes) and then with contrast (15 minutes). I requested a warm blanket  to put over my body (so comforting) before my descent into my MRI cocoon.

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Once inside I usually close my eyes and start focus on my breathing.  It is not uncommon for me to end up falling asleep.  Today however I opted to practice meditation by practicing on a internal rhythm of a mantra along with my breathing.  Before I knew it, Emily was pulling me out of my warm cocoon to inject contrast into my veins.

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With a contrast ink injected, a new warm blanket covering my body and 👂 earplugs in place the machine slowly carried me back into my cocoon.  I immediately begin practicing on my meditation 🧘🏻‍♂️ again.

I must admit that thoughts do impede my meditation 🧘🏽‍♀️ practice but I am usually able to whisk them away and start again.  When the MRI scan was complete, Emily escorted me to the waiting room to leave for the afternoon.

Emily and I said goodbye, she promised to send a disk of the MRI Scan to my neurologist by tomorrow, she urged me to drink more water than I normally would and I was off—a little light headed but capable!!

I’m left wondering what this scan will teach about my brain?!?!?!?

 

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8 thoughts on “MRI AGAIN (4 months later)”

  1. Fingers crossed the results helps the doctor help you!… You have the “A” team ( you and your doctor) dealing with the issue, expect a happy ending… 🙂 one cannot shut the mind off completely, but over time those thoughts will become fewer and you will be better able to deal with them… 🙂

    “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.” Louisa May Alcott

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