The MRI

@nanette64 (17114)
Fairfield, Texas
February 19, 2016 10:30am CST
I won't get the results until sometime this next week, so if you don't want to finish reading this post, that's cool. I made the drive in 35 minutes which was a shock since there was a lot of highway construction going on. The downside to that was that I had to wait an hour before actually getting the MRI. The highlight to this was that the MRI machine was a new, open-ended model, so my claustrophobia didn't kick in. The actual test was only 20 minutes, so that wasn't too bad. I'm not sure how long it will be before the clinic transfers the info to my doctors office; hopefully Tuesday at the latest. So I'm sorry I wasn't able to tell you guys and gals more but I'll do an update when I know.
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@hostessman (8868)
• Tucson, Arizona
19 Feb 16
be sure to let us know the results as soon as you get them.. hope everything turns out great..
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@nanette64 (17114)
• Fairfield, Texas
19 Feb 16
I'm hoping for the best but prepared for the worst @hostessman . I'll let you know.
@jaboUK (53408)
• United Kingdom
19 Feb 16
I did think about you yesterday Nanette, hoping that you were ok. Let's hope that the results are good when you get them.
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@nanette64 (17114)
• Fairfield, Texas
19 Feb 16
Aww, thank you Sweet Pea. I hate driving long distances anymore and of course that makes my mind think...what if...; flat tire, car break down, traffic, etc. I'd be happy with any kind of good news @jaboUk .
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@TRBRocks420 (73719)
• Banks, Oregon
19 Feb 16
I hope they are good results and, have a great day.
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@nanette64 (17114)
• Fairfield, Texas
19 Feb 16
Thank you @TRBRocks420 , me too.
@Blondie2222 (21236)
• United States
20 Feb 16
Glad it wasn't as bad as you thought it was going to be. My MRI took over an hour when I had mine done and i had to wait long also. Hope the results our good, good luck
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@nanette64 (17114)
• Fairfield, Texas
20 Feb 16
It sounds like you had the whole spine done @Blondie2222 for it to take that long.
@Blondie2222 (21236)
• United States
20 Feb 16
@nanette64 Nope mine was an MRI of the heart.
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@nanette64 (17114)
• Fairfield, Texas
20 Feb 16
@Blondie2222 Dang girl, that's a long time.
@Jessicalynnt (47790)
• Centralia, Missouri
21 Feb 16
Neat they had the open one for you. I had to use the old closed one, so I had them be sure the area was a tad cool, tucked a sheet over me, and put a damp cloth over my eyes. I just laid still and pretended there was NOT something two inches from my eyes. Worked, but a bit nerve wracking
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@nanette64 (17114)
• Fairfield, Texas
22 Feb 16
That was how my very first one was @Jessicalynnt . Geez, talk about feeling like being in a coffin. I'm sure that's why they came out with the open-ended one; people were freaking out.
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• Centralia, Missouri
23 Feb 16
@nanette64 yeah it's pretty bad
@Marcyaz (35756)
• United States
19 Feb 16
Why did you have to wait an hour for your MRI? After having to drive for 35 minutes you would think they would be on time. I hope your results are good and do let us know the results.
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@nanette64 (17114)
• Fairfield, Texas
19 Feb 16
My appt was for 11am, but since I always prepare (flat tire, traffic, etc), I always leave early. I left at 9:45 and got there at 10:20. There was 2 people ahead of me and at about 20 minutes for an MRI, it took longer I guess @Marcyaz . I will let ya know.
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@Marcyaz (35756)
• United States
19 Feb 16
@nanette64 I do the same and will leave early as you never know what you might run into on the way there.
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@UncleJoe (9461)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
19 Feb 16
I thought I would go nuts when I had my MRI. 20 minutes seemed like 2 hours. They gave me pain-blocking epidurals that were great at first but no longer seem to work.
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@nanette64 (17114)
• Fairfield, Texas
20 Feb 16
Back in 2007 they tried the epidurals and they didn't work then for me either @UncleJoe .
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@allknowing (61636)
• India
20 Feb 16
Waiting for medical test results could be quite an anxious situation and I hope they will all be positive.
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@iamshane487 (1166)
• Manila, Philippines
20 Feb 16
I was experiencing this procedure when I was in pain in my joints and was nervous for the result.
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@marlina (71284)
• Canada
19 Feb 16
Glad that it was an open machine. Good luck.
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@Corbin5 (99858)
• United States
19 Feb 16
So glad you were did not get overly claustrophobic this time around. I have never had an MRI. I do hope you get your results soon.
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@fishtiger58 (30379)
• Momence, Illinois
19 Feb 16
Glad the day and test went well. Now for the results.I do hope all is good.
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@amadeo (61590)
• United States
19 Feb 16
we got to think positive on this.
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