Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Glad it's over.

Well Contrary to belief I'm not attracting metal objects, so far so good as in nothing has stuck to me.

The MRI scan is now complete, not the worst thing I've had done but also not the nicest. I was in around 45 minutes not the 30 that the letter said. I had big problems lying down on my back but the nice nurse stuffed some wedges under my knees to relieve the pressure on my back.

I was also given some funky earplugs to wear, I couldn't keep them in but I needn't of worried because they sandwiched my head with foam pads to stop it moving.

So in the machine I went, it was quite a snug fit and that was ok as I'm not claustrophobic. I was very pleased of the padding when the machine started jeeps it is so noisey.

There was no fear of snoring thankfully and the nice nurse would let me know each time it was going to start through a speaker that was with in the machine.

Half way through things started to hurt, laying rigid just wasn't easy when you are in pain and need to ease it. Then things started to spasm and get very unbearable and just when I thought I was going to have to scream at them to stop instead of the pitiful whimpering that I was doing, the nice nurse told me it was all done "yay".

So they eased me back into the open room and that's when I realised that I couldn't get up, what a wus, my back had seized, eventually after a bit of coaxing and a few yelps I got onto my feet.

So that's it all done thank goodness, I hope I get the results soon.

Just thought you would like the update.

 

 

38 comments:

hollis58 said...

glad its all over for you Jak x just the results now xx

Foxycrafts said...

Oh Jak!!! Poor you!!! I'm so glad for you that it is all over.

Fingers crossed for good results.

Love Joan xx

ursula said...

so pleased it is all over for you Jak and now we pray that they find out what is wrong and can start working on it. Let's hope you will be a 'new woman' at the end of it! luv Ursula XX

KraftyKoolKat said...

So pleased to see your update as I was worried as you didn't appear 8pm last night. Lol!!!

It must have been awful for you trying not to move and being in such pain. I hope they can find the problem and start working towards you getting some relief and getting A1.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxxx

Carla S. said...

So glad it's over, Jak! Hope they find some answers for you and get to work on relieveing your pain.

Janette said...

Oh Jak I know exactly how you went on hun, but needs must as they say, at least it's done, my horror was I am claustrophobic.......screeeaaaammmmssss...I had an awful time keeping myself calm....hope things come back ok for you.xxx

Tammy said...

Glad to know that's behind you!

Sharon in USA said...

Whew! That's over! I don't think I could have done in...all closed in...Now, you'll get some answers and can move forward....

Gram's Treasures said...

So glad you got through that okay. Now, just hope they have some answers.
Joyce xx

ike said...

Glad you are finished and home safe. Was it your back they are looking for problems with then ?? Let's hope they find out what's happening and sort you out xxx Hugz x

marg said...

Well done Jak for not screaming!
So glad its over
LoveMarg

Dawn Lancaster said...

Aw Jak, I feel for you! At least that part is over & hopefully it will show up something easy to sort out for you!
Hugs
Dawn xxx

Mad Mary said...

Thanks for the update Jak and yes i told you it was too noisy to sleep and that you would be sore. I struggled to get off the MRI when i had my scan a few years ago. My back didn't seize, but my knees did. Hope you don't have to wait too long on the results.

Mary xx

Elizabeth said...

Well done young lady..Happy it's over and have a good day. Hugs Eliz

Linda said...

So glad to hear that you have had it done now. I hope the results don't take too long in coming back.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Wilma Knottenbelt said...

I am so glad it is all over now, Jak. I hope I never have to go through that, as I am claustrophobic. I hope you don't have to wait too long to get the results back. thinking of you. Wilma

AprilG said...

Good luck on it!

Debbie J said...

So I guess the old saying that anticipation is the worst part isn't exactly true, huh? Actually, I know how bad these are -- I'm claustrophobic and a wuss besides -- so I'm real proud of you. Take care, now.

Wendy H said...

Debbie J, I'm with you. I've had it done and I'm a wuss and claustrophobic. Luckily, they let me go in the wrong way, ie feet first and my husband was allowed to come in the room with me.
Jak, glad its all over for you and good luck with the results.

Donna said...

So glad the ordeal is over for you. I had one done in May so I know what you went through. I am claustrophobic so it wasn't a pleasant experience for me. Keeping my fingers crossed that the results are good.

Joyce said...

Aaw Jak .. poor you having to go through all that. Hope you're not feeling too many after-effects today. Let's hope they can now get you sorted. Thanks for the up-date. Love and hugs, Joyce xx

Kathyk said...

It soooooooooooo didn't sound like fun but it's over now. Fingers crossed for a quick result and diagnosis/treatment

Kathyk

My'scardcorner said...

Glad thats all over for you Jak and hope the results help with some treatment hugs
Myrax

Sandra H said...

l think your really brave going in the machine in the first place, it's over with now, hopefully all is be okay with the results take care! x

frannie_d said...

Ohhhh! Poor you! I've been there and know exactly what you're going through. So frustrating when your body won't do what you want it to!! Hang in there! Hope you find some help. Nothing worse than back pain and muscle spasms!
((hugs)),
Fran

Lori m said...

I'm so glad that's behind you now Jak, prayers they can now ease your pain for you.

Hugs, Lori m

heidy said...

So glad it's over, Jak!
Hope they find some answers for you and get to work on relieveing your pain!!!
XXX Heidy

Anonymous said...

Well done Jak You are in our prayers Hugs Pauline

Cazzy said...

I had one a few years ago, and I did feel claustrophobic, I am quite large and was worried about getting stuck!

Glad it is over, hope you hear soon.

Carol x

Jo Rice said...

Well Done Jak, at least you completed it, hope you get the results soon. I am sure Chris will get you a treat for being such a good patient...hugs. X

terrie said...

You did it..good for you
it's tough being in there but like you said when your ready to scream, they tell you it's over...
I'm proud of you...

Louise said...

Oh I am so glad you managed to get through it. It's a horrible experience - I made the mistake of opening my eyes and the panic set in :(
It takes a lot of mental strength to will yourself to stay calm and still when you're in extreme pain - well done.
Take care x

Kim. said...

Oh Jak I can so sympathize having now had two spinal operations and several MRI scans beforehand. I hope you get your results quickly and they can correct your problem.
Kim xXx

sallysbitz said...

Oh poor you Jak, but at least it's done. Lets hope you don't wait a month of Sundays for the results x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

Sue said...

Jak I am glad it's all over for you.
I have only had my back go into a spasm once.Nasty!!!
Hugs Sue x

PaperPixie said...

I am so sorry that was such an awful experience! I really hope it at least gets you the answers you need. <3

Trish said...

Glad it is all over for you, and hope you get some good results back, and can get the relief you need.

Ita said...

Glad that is over for yoy Jak,I have had a few M.R.I. and after the first one ,never again awake,so the last 2 they put me to sleep,so that is an option for you if you have to have another one.Good luck with the results
Smiles
Ita