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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) To Rule Out Multiple Sclerosis

The other day, I saw my neurologist. She ordered a brain MRI.


That machine doesn’t look so intimidating, does it? While I doubt the MRI machine that I will get within the next 24 hours will look quite as inviting as that, I am at peace with having an MRI for the purpose of ruling out multiple sclerosis (MS). I spoke to the MRI center several times today. All questions about my previous reaction to a contrast dye were answered politely and promptly. I am impressed with the staff from today’s calls.

This may be my shortest post ever. I am really tired but I was overdue to post an update. So, I thought I’d just post this quick one This is a very hectic week. Hopefully my MRI won’t get snowed out. I am looking forward to getting it done.

As soon as I know more, I’ll post it. Thank you.


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15 comments

1 AmandaNo Gravatar { 02.02.11 at 5:48 am }

Will be thinking of you and hoping it all goes well xx

2 Jenny H.No Gravatar { 02.02.11 at 11:16 am }

Thinking of you, Jeanne!

3 JeanneNo Gravatar { 02.02.11 at 11:32 am }

Amanda:

Thank you. I am just really hoping that the major snowstorm today doesn’t result in it getting rescheduled. It’s set for 6:30 pm. I’m hoping the snow will calm down and the plows will do their thing in time. The MRI place is about an hour away. Hopefully by 6:30 pm, the roads will be decent. Thankfully, the plowing is fantastic here (as opposed to some places I’ve lived). So, it is possible it’ll work out for tonight – even though lots of things are closed today.

Jenny:

Thank you. I’m not anxious about the MRI at all. I’m only anxious about the weather and whether it’s going to force a rescheduling. I’m crossing my fingers. I really just want to get it done today rather than postponing it. Between the storm, Hubby’s (normal) one hour commute to work (in the opposite direction of the MRI), my desire to have him drive me to it, him having his manager’s blessing to work from home for the first time today (thus enabling him getting me there on time without missing work time)… I just want it done today. Everything is all set up. I don’t want to go through all that again if at all possible. So, if the place is open and if there is no travel ban making it illegal to drive, we’ll be going! We’re used to driving in this stuff. It all boils down to how the roads are and whether the MRI center shuts down.

~~~

Jeanne

4 Jenny H.No Gravatar { 02.02.11 at 12:46 pm }

I’m worried about your driving…it’s that of other people…be safe!
I left you a blog award on my blog should you choose to accept it :) Don’t feel obliged to pass it on to anyone…I just think you deserve it ;)

5 JennNo Gravatar { 02.02.11 at 1:19 pm }

I’m thinking of you too Jeanne. I hope the weather doesn’t cause a change in your appointment. Glad to hear the staff was professional and polite.

6 JeanneNo Gravatar { 02.02.11 at 2:48 pm }

Jenny:

I appreciate your concern. I know the type of drivers you’re talking about. I wrote about them here:

Dear Dangerous Drivers

It’s really not that bad here. Ice is more of an issue than snow. Don’t get me wrong. We have plenty of snow. However, it’s not like we got 3 feet of snow or something. My Internet access has been bouncing up and down all day. It’s extremely annoying. It takes about 15 minutes or so to get it to stay up long enough to post 2 minutes worth of comments. So, apparently the weather is affecting the phone company. Today DSL has been more for “dead, slow or lazy”, if you know what I mean. ;)

Thanks for your concern. I’ll call the MRI center a little later and see how things are out that way. They’re about an hour away. So, it could be worse but I’m reassured by the fact that they haven’t called to reschedule.

Thank you for thinking of me on the award. ;)

Jenn:

Thank you. I hope the weather doesn’t mess anything up either. They really were very awesome on the phone. I’m going to take a nap now because I’m totally exhausted. Thanks for thinking of me. ;)

~~~

Jeanne

7 JeanneNo Gravatar { 02.03.11 at 10:19 am }

Update:

Last night’s MRI went well. I had no adverse reaction to the contrast dye. (I had reacted to a contrast dye years ago for a different test). Results are expected to take 2 business days.

The nurse had to do my IV twice. She was way more concerned about this than I was. She kept apologizing. Apparently, she had never had one pop out before she secured it before. I felt badly for her. She seemed quite surprised.

The room looked remarkably similar to the one pictured in this post. There really was a large, soothing picture lit up on the wall. My room’s had palm trees on it. The ceiling had white puffy clouds against a peaceful blue sky (also lit up).

Thank you for the well wishes!

Jeanne

8 AllisonNo Gravatar { 02.04.11 at 7:20 pm }

Thinking of you!!!!

9 JeanneNo Gravatar { 02.04.11 at 10:58 pm }

Allison,

Thank you. I’m thinking of you too! ;)

Jeanne

10 Jannie FunsterNo Gravatar { 02.04.11 at 11:48 pm }

So that’s what MRI stands for, I never knew.

Hope all goes well. Please let us know asap. We all care about you so much!!!

xoxo

11 JeanneNo Gravatar { 02.05.11 at 2:28 am }

Jannie,

I called the neurologist today (late afternoon) hoping to get the results before the weekend (because the tech had indicated it might be possible). However, the doctor hadn’t looked at the films yet. In other words, they do have them onsite from the imaging center… but I won’t get a call until my doctor reviews them.

I’m sure it will be fine. Thank you! ;)

Jeanne
xoxo

12 Jannie FunsterNo Gravatar { 02.06.11 at 10:00 am }

Well YOU are fine, as in a fine human being, so it WILL be fine!!

Happy a happy happy Sunday, and I’ll see you soon.

xoxo

13 Laura HegfieldNo Gravatar { 02.06.11 at 1:07 pm }

keep us posted, Jeanne…sometimes it takes a while…patience is hard as a patient but essential.

14 JeanneNo Gravatar { 02.08.11 at 3:49 am }

Jannie:

Well, my dear sweet Jannie… YOU are fine (as in a fine human being). So, you ought to know about “fine”. Yes, it will be fine regardless of what they tell me when they call.

Hmm. Happy Sunday? I’m afraid not. Hubby has the flu and his fever got up to 103.1. He is REALLY sick. So, it’s not what I would call happy around here. I’ll see you soon too, Ms. Funster. Just a couple more days until Love Beats Hate! ;)

Laura:

I will. No news yet. The imaging center had me thinking I would have heard by now but when I called the neurologist last Friday, they worded it as if they do have the films but that my doctor had not yet looked at them. So, I guess I just have to be patient… like you said. Yes. Patience for patients is essential. ;)

~~~

Jeanne

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