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Old 02-22-2020, 09:37 AM
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Cindy, that's excellent news .... stay positive 👍🙂

Had my MRI scan today .... the problem wasn't the scan/tunnel/claustrophobia part, but my veins! Took two radiographer about half hour to find a vein to take a cannul, then for the second, shorter scan they needed to inject a dye ... instead of going into the vein, it went into my wrist/arm tissue so they had to re-site the cannula and do a quick injection, then finish the scan . Now I can't bend my wrist and have to keep an ice pack on it.
There was another unpleasant after effect too .... from all the horrible tasting litre and half fluid I had to drink prior to scan ..... suffice to say, I'm not leaving the house for the rest of the day!!!😂😂😂
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Maureen, sorry to hear about the difficulty with the MRI. My husband has had lots of them but I can't have them due to the multiple old stents around my heart. But I did have to drink that awful Barium before my CT scans. Disgusting even with the flavoring. I hope your scan shows good results for you.
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Old 02-22-2020, 10:19 AM
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I hate going into that ‘tunnel’...I do it, but think of beautiful things to keep going! Hope everything comes out positive for you Maureen!..
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Oh Maureen! I've had so many MRIs I no longer can remember a number but those are over now that I have an implanted spinal cord stimulator. I've also done all the god-awful drinking horrible things, being "shot up" with gadolinium, a dye for the MRIs- that taste makes me wretch! The only MRI that really bothered me was a very old one in Maine. It was so small that my nose touched the top of the machine as I was going in and there was no fan! I was positive I was buried alive! All the MRIs around here had music and sound and AC and fans- and one very quick attendant who got me out before I could puke in the machine!

The best thing about MRIS is they are so good at being able to show everything. I have many of my back but those had also showed images of a kidney and a small mass on it we had never guessed existed. We've been watching it for years and it has never been any different but recently a different diagnosis was being tossed around. One "symptom" of that is a mass or tumor on an adrenal gland. No need to look- I know where it is! (Sounds ominous but really, it's going to be so good!)

You hang in there, Maureen! I need someone to keep me honest!

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Lololol!
Thanks friends!

OK today after a really good night's sleep

Sheila - don't know how you cope with all those 'wrong' things going on
We met a girl yesterday who'd just been diagnosed with a brain tumour close to the brain stem - ironically, her career was as a therapist teaching people how to cope with brain injuries! She was so positive it was heart-warming.

Trying to do my DS challenge painting and finish it before 29th
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That's good to hear Cindy!

I've never had an MRI but I did do the barium thing once for an x-ray. It was berry flavoured but still horrible. The woman next to me gulped down both cups and I could barely finish one. But I guess it was enough. If any doctor says barium to me again I'm running. Also had CT scans and had to drink some bitter liquid but that not as bad as the barium. And then they inject the dye and it smells like markers. I wonder what sadistic people come up with these tests. lol

I've also had problems with nurses trying to find my veins.

Sheila, you really have a lot to deal with. I think we need you to keep us honest.
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I get a CT scan with barium every three months as part of my cancer treatment. Vanilla is the easiest to get down.

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I've also had problems with nurses trying to find my veins.

Sheila, you really have a lot to deal with. I think we need you to keep us honest.




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I love stopping by and never feeling the least amount of guilt for not having engaged in a challenge or even gessoed a board! The hardest work is keeping spirits up and you all help so much! (Getting all teary eyed.)



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Sheila....we all enjoy your comradely in a big way...keeps us on our toes...plus we enjoy your humor...who else keeps their paintings in the microwave oven?. and who lives in Philly, and doesn’t enjoy cheese steaks...only transplants fromNew England!
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