Tuesday, September 29, 2009

MRI & marriage

Today I had the MRI. The MRI technique uses a contrast material called Gadolinium DTPA, which is injected into a vein in the arm during the exam to improve the quality of the images. This injection, which is cold, shoots up your arm, then your lips tingle and you taste metal. It was very weird. This picture shows how you lay on the machine for the MRI. The cool thing about Christie Clinic in Urbana is that they have satellite radio. So, while I'm laying in the machine like the picture below, listening to 70's music, I managed to fall asleep! I was snoring and drooling. Luckily the noise of the machine drowned out the snoring! Just goes to show I can sleep anywhere.
Today, I learned that PersonalCare has now approved the PET Scan. Dr. Chaudhry is my hero! He really went to bat for me. After 23 years of advocating for others, I think this is the first time I have been on the receiving end of someone advocating for me. It felt really good. I hope that is how our clients feel when we advocate for them. I'm going to marry Dr. Chaudhry someday (he just doesn't know it yet!). Hannah is quick to point out this would make me a polygamist as I've said I wanted to "marry" her very first pediatrician, our chiropractor and our massage therapist. When I find a good man, I like to keep 'em! Anything wrong with that?

1 comment:

  1. they need to provide a drool cup, especially in that position it would be perfect. tess