Wednesday, January 12, 2011

MRI- Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Me and my medical bracelet
 Today I had an mri done. Afterwards, I felt like I was drugged, even though they never gave me anything and I was awake the whole time. So, this is how my mri went: I arrived there, a little nervous and we signed in and I received a medical bracelet. Soon, the nurse lady called me back and asked me a couple of questions about my knee, the injury, etc. After about 5 minutes, the tube for the mri opened up and I got in. The nurse helped to situate my knee in the special, smaller tube that did the special x-ray for my knee and then she gave me headphones, but I could barely hear the music during the whole thing. The nurse pushed the bed I laid on into the big tube and turned it on, and it was soooo loud. I think that is where the post-headache came from... Just when I was starting to get bored, I counted how many songs I had listened to and estimated how much time it had been, some dude came in and said I was done. He pulled me outta the tube and took the smaller tube off my knee and let me go put my jacket and earrings and stuff back on and then I left. As soon as I stood up from the bed, I felt dizzy and slightly nausiated. Yes, I had to take off anything with metal on it, earrings, clips, bobby-pins, shoes, belts, etc. I was very bored, it was not as scary and claustrophobic as I thought, (thanks mom,) so I guess it went better than planned, except for the post stuff. Yeah, basically, that was my mri, it took about 50 minutes approx. and if I remember any info later, I will post it at a later date.

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