My first experience of MRI!

@psyche49f (2511)
Philippines
February 21, 2009 10:52pm CST
It was scary! Yesterday, the doctor recommended me to go through an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imagery) because he suspected a slip disc on my cervical spine. The whole procedure ran for about an hour or so, and I was real scared at first. It's not advisable for claustrophobics as you are placed very close to the monitor and alone in the room. What made me survive the ordeal was my using the power of positive thinking. During the entire procedure, I just imagined some very pleasant scenes in my life, like the time that I was at the beach with my family, and with our dogs...that was truly relaxing. There was a point that I was a bit panicky...it was good that I was able to control myself, and was doing some biofeedback on me, telling my body that soon it would be over. I ended with me "hugging" the crucified Christ. God, what a relief as soon as it was over; I deserved a pat on the back for having restrained myself. You see, you are not allowed to move during the entire procedure, and it was a bit scary coupled with the discomfort of having to go through the entire session just merely lying motionless for an hour. It's good that my husband and son were with me, otherwise I would not have survived it. I'll share about the result next time 'coz I was supposed to get it Monday. I pray that it's nothing serious....
3 responses
• India
23 Feb 09
On the other day when i had severe neck pain i went to the doctor who has advised me to go for an MRI scan. i dont like that scan mainly because it costs a lots and not only that i didnot think its really essential, prior to that he advised me to go for some neck xrays which i have done and so i didnot go for an MRI, am also very scared to go and get MRI scan done as it takes lot of time and we will be all alone during the scanning.
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@psyche49f (2511)
• Philippines
23 Feb 09
Good for you. My son forced me to go through the procedure. Of course, he paid for it...I'm still waiting for the result. The doctor said it's to be released tomorrow, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
@mscott (1924)
• United States
22 Feb 09
I remember when I had one of those and it was weird. I am not a big fan of tight spaces so that freaked me out right away. It is also very noisy. I wore a little blindfold thing to try and make it better but the noise never really let me relax. I made it through but not the most fun I have ever had.
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@psyche49f (2511)
• Philippines
23 Feb 09
Right. The funny knocking noise was insane. I almost panicked, but thanks that I survived the ordeal. I'm still waiting for the result now.
@hotsummer (10436)
• Philippines
2 Mar 09
it does not seem scary to me. cause i have seem some people went inside it. and they just lie there and just wait for the procedure to be over and that was it. but i guess if person is a claustrobic it will be surely a very hard ordeal to be done with. but i think that the monitor to be close to you can be really discomforting.
@hotsummer (10436)
• Philippines
2 Mar 09
but you stayed there for that long. i mean one hour though. that was really hard. i think the boredom is the hardest part and that you can't move your body .