What a huge difference a friendly and considerate nurse can make to what is far from a joyous occasion. Today was my 6 monthly MRI of the brain. As you may remember my last MRI post was far from positive. I struck a nurse from hell who had , an already highly anxious me, in tears. With that experience in mind, today I entered the radiology department on edge. It turns out I had nothing to worry about. The nurse was bright and bubbly and even had some good news for me. The department now had a second MRI machine that has a shorter, wider tunnel and I was lucky enough to be allocated to that machine...bonus! As I sat waiting to go through I realised that the machine still had one of the same traits as the old one...the noise! You would think that with advancements in technology they could make a quieter machine.
The new room was a lot brighter and had multiple tv like screens with a tree with a beautiful blue sky on the ceiling. It was a pity you lost sight of this the minute you entered the machine. I should have taken in my photo with Kasey for comfort!!!
Despite still getting anxious with the horrible hammering noise that the machine made my overall experience today was so much better than last time. My ears are still ringing like crazy this evening but overall I am feeling positive. I received an email today telling me how resilient I am. Perhaps I am. Either that or I am still living in that happy bubble post Kasey Chambers!!!