Scared, Nervous - a BIG Baby! ! Not for the squeamish
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Today I will be trekking down to the local MRI facility for a screening of my "frozen" shoulder. I have endured MANY such procedures with a variety of athletic and such injuries. However - the scary word here is dye injected! Yes folks, the MRI will be dye injected for a better picture of what is going on in there. How is this done? By inserting a needle into my shoulder joint, DEEP into my shoulder joint and inserting the dye. I have a podmate who had it done and told me that you are given a local prior to the insertion. Won't feel a thing. Then he proceeded to tell me how he passed out when he saw the needle. Did I mention my unusual fear of such things? So today I am sitting here waiting for my 16:30 test in absolute terror. WHAT if they don't use a local? WHAT if they jam a bone, WHAT if I pass out of worse, throw up? Ughhh - I am sure that the anticipation of the procedure will be far worse than the actual procedure.
Anyone with knowledge or kind words out there?