"It seems that there is nothing to fear: there is no pain, hands and feet are not connected.... But why am I so afraid?"
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Have you ever wanted an MRI? Me - always. From the moment I found out what it is. Can there be something more interesting than to learn in one short procedure about your body? Just lie down in the office and then to the statement, which will be written about all the changes and problems in the body: is there a tumor, etc. In my childhood I thought that when I grow up, be sure to do a full-body MRI. With the years this desire has not gone anywhere, I have investigated the issue, found out the prices in town. We have MRI centers growing every year, which is good. It is a pity that the price tag is still very high. and that is the reason I never did a full-body MRI (yet).
It turned out that the MRI did not show everything, but that's a different story.
Most important - over the years, my courage disappeared, and I began to be afraid of closed spaces. No, I never believed that I'm claustrophobic. I don't have panic in the Elevator, quietly go to it. But when I am in a strange room, the first thing I see is there a window (without them, at once stuffy and disturbing) how quickly to go, is there a source of air, ventilation, etc. I don't like to travel in public transport because I can't get out of it at any time (well, that and I get motion sickness), never flown - there not to go at all. With trains, by the way, no problem. Are afraid to be associated. In General, by the age of 30 got a bouquet of all the anxieties that seem to be reasonable, and like... many people don't think calmly. And I what good afraid of being tied down? Often we are bound?
It is fair to write that I might not have been such a fearless child. Was ticklish to tears when wrapped in a blanket, was afraid of hospitals and creepy sounds (in 10 years I visited the first panic attack, when did the hospital do ECHO - the whole office sounded my heart, I totally freaked out. And now with pleasure would have passed this procedure - very informative. This year I plan to go through.
In General, on the one hand with age, I began to think, would I be able to do MRI - what if I start an attack of claustrophobia, and I shamefully run away from the office? On the other, I really wanted to be screened and was hoping that I have enough brains and willpower to act normal and not be afraid.
Stopped the price. About "free and under the policy of" I never thought. I have a free ultrasound to wait is very hard, and then an MRI. Well, thought that the evidence need serious. Never asked doctors even.
🎀 Direction on the MRI.
Now barely remember what it was that I came to the neurologist last summer. Most likely, just to check. And maybe sent a dermatologist (suddenly my pimples is nervous). Complained in the end, irritability and dizziness. Suddenly, I was sent for REG and .... MRI. I was very surprised and a little scared: "is it That serious, huh?" To wait MRI had less than a month, I too was pleasantly surprised. I have a appointment with a neurologist was waiting for 2 months!
🎀 In the waiting room.
On the appointed day (1 Aug 2018 remember now) I came to the hospital to MRI. I came for about 20 minutes before, but waited almost 2 hours. It gave me a negative. First, I realized how much money I save, and secondly, there brought people on gurneys queue. Understandably, they are much more useful to MRI.
While sitting, thinking about what he had seen MRI in movies, read in books, and now myself. However, in the movies and books in the imager usually got to discover a brain tumor. Fantasy played out.
Then it suddenly dawned on me that there is a large magnet, it is necessary to remove all the metal I have in my left ear and 5 earrings. Medical steel is not magnetic, but you never know.... Sat, whirled earrings. And time flew, I was invited to the office.
The first thing I signed the consent form for the procedure. there had to confirm that I do not have metal prostheses, jewelry, whatnot, and claustrophobia. How do I know whether it? Honestly, looking ahead, it seems to me, if not, the scanner may appear.
Well, OK, where to go, then signed.
Went to the room to the scanner, lay on the pullout couch. On top of me "wearing" sausage Rolled towel, and on top of huge headphones. The design had to protect my ears from noise, and even the head of the movement a bit. Top lowered the grate, which was even better this design to keep. I feel that the movement is not particularly limited and my head was hanging out inside, and towel are not particularly pressed headphones. So I am much tensed thinking how would I not move accidentally. I just said not to move and not to panic. And that will be very loud, and the procedure will last 15-20 minutes.
Then I "imported" into the machine. I thought, I'll take us more deeply, fully, and then panic sets in. But it was the MRI only of the brain, so I brought back a little deeper than the shoulders. The feeling that "hands on freedom" somehow reassured me, so I lay thinking it's scary not to be. At this point, was a relief!
Meanwhile, the doctor walked out the door, dimmed the office lights and turned on the machine. And then it dawned on me, that was worth to be afraid of really.
It's a hell of a sound. Seriously, think it's just the rhythmic sound (rhythm changes), but the whole procedure I thought that if hell exists, and there is music playing, it is she! Going for an MRI? To avoid surprises, find it in the Internet audio scanner and listen.
Actually, I'm not a sissy in terms of sounds. I listen to heavy metal. Such noisy with growls and screams, many say that don't understand how it is possible to listen (I'm listening not only that, but such love). A large part of the procedure, I tried to imagine some metal song with this sound of a scanner, to think that this mediocre plays some group, but it was still creepy. I can't explain this feeling of fear, because to be afraid of seemingly nothing.
Keep in mind, the sound loud, its impossible to ignore, it cannot be abstracted and distracted (well, I did not succeed). I was wondering if it is the headphones and a towel, as it was then without all this?.
It was not so terrible that I wanted to escape, but so that the whole procedure I thought: "When this is over? I had been lying there, so little left, right? Or forgot about me?". I tried to count, to compose music, to think that surely there is somewhere hard-core musicians, who made this creepy hellish music that I don't want to listen.
I tried to think about the benefits of the procedure, the informativeness, that I lie at rest, but in the last days I did not have time for this. But the pleasure was still questionable. Claustrophobic I never bothered).
Camera changed the rhythm over and over again, the couch shakes, I was afraid that because of this my head will shake and the picture will be blurry. Lay with a tense neck. Felt like my chest is shaking the damn thing bra. Metal with strashnoi. It is certainly not magnetic, but we think it so batters? By the way, she's off, and I lost it. Could be a coincidence.
And then I was finally freed! The silence was so pleasant! The doctor did say that I was moving. Weird, I tried my best! You chalk it up to shaking. Overall, it seems pretty clear it worked.
I have not given the results they were waiting for me at the doctor.
It was very interesting how my brain. He was completely fine, that can not but rejoice:
But from the dizziness I was prescribed meksidol standard, especially because REG has confirmed a lack of venous outflow.
🎀 A little outcomes, I want to draw:
✔ I'm very happy that the MRI was not in my childhood, and now. As a child I'd be scared, and then I'd be having nightmares. As children generally tolerate this procedure?
✔ This is the second time I will not be afraid. The procedure is quite comfortable, actually, to the sound you just have to get used to, just I wasn't ready. Most important to me, that doesn't hurt)
✔ This claustrophobic, perhaps, we can visit if in the apparatus are fully, but MRI of the brain to be afraid of nothing at all - the whole body at large, and lie not only see the ceiling and walls of the apparatus, but also partly the Cabinet. Isolation I felt.
✔ This MRI informative, quick and necessary. If prescribed - don't even think, just go. And without doctor's recommendation can do no harm, only benefit.
✔ Fun and challenging MRI under the policy is a reality. I'm really not the first time I go with the dizziness and all sorts of things, but the MRI they gave me for the first time. Maybe I should ask the doctor?
If I recommend an MRI? Yes, definitely! Many terrible things are best prevented and treated, and how to notice them early on? I have good results, and that's cool. Will head to hurt and whirl - I know it's not a tumor)
Do not get sick, and don't be afraid! ❣app
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