Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wish Me Luck!

Tonight, around 10:15, I will be in the process of having a panic attack.

I have an MRI scheduled tonight and can I tell you how much I am NOT looking forward to it!? I'm not. I have had a CT Scan done on my stomach before but even though it was a DISASTER, it only took 5 minutes.

Quick story on the DISASTER of the CT Scan... I had to have an IV while I did the CT Scan. The stupid nurse put the IV in my right arm, went behind the window and released the contrast into my body. So she thought. I immediately felt burning and pain like I was being stabbed in my arm like 20 times! "Honey, are you doing OK?" Me: "Ummmm NO! It hurts really REALLY bad!" She came and took a look and let me know that my vein burst! Nice. My arm swelled and it was HUGE! She then had to stab me in my other arm.

Moving on... First of all, when I scheduled the MRI, I had no idea that I had to take my belly button ring out. It just didn't occur to me. I just got it pierced in December and I'm not suppose to take it out for six months! So now, I have to go to Steel Addictions and hopefully have them put in a plastic ring.

Second, I have to be in that tube for 45 MINUTES! That's just insane. They asked me if I was claustrophobic and I said no but I have never been in a tiny little space for that long. I just may be. This is the reason for my upcoming panic attack. Jeremy told me to think of it as a tanning bed. Yeah OK. I better have a sweet ass tan when I get done with this thing!

In the end, wish me luck that I don't freak out and that everything shows normal on the MRI. Fingers crossed.