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01 agosto
2008

My second MRI

or how to keep control of yourself in a closed place.

I just got out of the tube near 1 hour ago. This is the second time in my life I have to go through it, but first time it was related to a knee injury and I didn't have to be completely inside the tube.

The tube was pretty much like this one (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Today it was different, I had to do a full scan because of my spondylolysis. That means I had to stay completely inside the fscking tube and I do not like closed places, you know.

Before getting in, the guy that helped me to rest correctly over the machine's table told me to close my eyes before getting in ("it will help you avoid the closed sensation, just imagine you are wherever else"). Of course I did close my eyes :D

Then, there I was, inside the tube, everything was quite, very quite I must say. Those first seconds/minutes made me feel myself anxious, excited. Then the noise began. At first it was only an annoying noise, and I tried to evade myself trying to focus breathing, and breathing... and of course imaging I was somewhere else but inside the tube.

That worked for a while but, suddenly, the noise changed. At first I didn't notice it, but it was like some kind of techno music. After a while (can't tell exactly how many time) I switched my mind and I focused myself on the music, and, you know, it helped me a lot!

Just when the techno session was on it's highest point, it just stopped, and the silence was there again. Another set of seconds/minutes expecting, waiting... and getting myself anxious and excited again.

Finally, I noticed there was people inside the room and they slowly got me out of the tube. As I was curious, I opened my eyes before getting out... and, please, do not do that if you have to go through a MRI!, don't do it.

Now I'll have to wait until next week to see the results, and I hope there is nothing more than the spondylolysis thing in there...

Posted by wu at 10:41 | Comments (1) | Trackbacks (0)
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Re: My second MRI

I agree: techno music (or noise :D).

The MRI doesn't affect everybody in the same way. For me it wasn't hard (I was sleepy).

Good luck with the results.

Posted by: Juanjo at agosto 01,2008 11:35
Re: My second MRI

Thnx!.

and, I don't know if it is caused by the MRI, but I've been feeling myself dizzy until a while ago...

Posted by: Wu at agosto 01,2008 15:24
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