Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Today's MRI

Today was a very long day. I spent 3.5 hours having an MRI of my legs. What a long and painful test. The pain was all in my lower back from being positioned on the table for such a long time with my legs strapped down to hold them straight.
Ryan, the technician said today's test with me is one of the hardest ( for the patient) that he has had to do because he had to look at both legs, not just one, making it a much longer test. Also, because the bones in question are considered "long bones" they had to do the MRI from joint to joint instead of just in one spot. So, from my hip to knee for the femur and knee to ankle on the opposite leg for the shin.
They could not prop me up to relieve the pain in my back so it was literally pain the entire time. One of the hardest tests I have had to do. By the time I couldn't stand it anymore and asked for some Advil he said we only have 20 minutes left and it would not help until the test was over. So, I hung on for 20 more minutes.
He came in at the end and said "sorry, we need to start over". Quickly followed by "just kidding" :) I said "you better be or be ready to inject some pain meds in that IV".
It is done and I am awaiting the results. As much as I would hate to have damage in my legs from running it would be the better outcome. We are prepared for either result but praying that it is not cancer.

After all that; Starbucks, food, Advil, therapy bath and bed!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU. CHARLOTTE

Raden Galoh said...

sending a big bearly hug from the far far away land, elayne...

hang in there!

Mike and Christie said...

Praying close by too. :)
Hope your back feels better today.

Racn4acure said...

Praying for you, and you are in my thoughts. Feel better!

Anonymous said...

Hey Elayne,
Noticed Starbucks came first. Ha. Love you.
Diane

jesse said...

Be well.
In Him,
kimberly

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Elayne.

Divini

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