Friday, April 26, 2013
Yesterday I had a MRI done of my head to help see what is causing my recurring tinnitus. I was not nervous about this because finding the cause of this annoying and sometimes painful tinnitus is important to me. I showed up an hour early and got out the book I brought with me to read while waiting. I read like 5 pages and they called me in! They asked a few medical questions about different conditions I might have and I answered no to each one. I had one question though, Would the fillings in my teeth affect the MRI? She laughed and said if that were true they could not give a MRI to about everyone!
She gave me a robe and warm hospital socks to change into, then it was time for the MRI. I actually found the whole procedure comforting. I closed my eyes and just did deep breathing exercises. After 25 minutes she came back for the only part of the MRI that I was not happy about. She put a needle in my arm and put in some type of fluid. Since earlier that day I had a blood draw I was unhappy about another needle. She then put my head back under and said it would only take 12 more minutes. Throughout the procedure the table vibrated a bit, but that just relaxed me more. My only problem was that my leg itched and I could not move to scratch it. Otherwise it went great! I will find out the results on May 7th when I see my physician.