Friday, November 5, 2010

So it was my first MRI.
I don't like to complain. But honestly, I would have nodded off if it wasn't so EAR-SPLITTINGLY LOUD!!! I'm still not hearing well out of my left ear. The techs were great, super nice, but they must not have a ton of IV experience. She hit it the first time, but didn't have her cap ready, and the tape was on the wrong side of the table. It stayed in, so no big deal. Taking it out, however - she didn't hold it off at all, (I think they were rushing to get to the next patient), so now I have a giant hematoma. It's like there's a nightcrawler on the back of my hand, and it hurts like the devil!
I think I was more vigilant with the cats - but I can now empathize with all those kitties.

Oh, and results take a week.


beadntat said...

Oh must have been too nice! Being the I've-stuck-more-microscopic-squirrelly-veins- than-you-will-ever-see-in-your-lifetime kind of nurse that I am, I tell 'em which veins are my best ones and will help with everything but the stick if I feel pressed to do so. I don't do band-aids (contact dermatitis/latex allergy) so I apply my own pressure to puncture sites. It works better that way.

So sorry you are having to go through the stress of the work-up, not to mention the agony of waiting for results! Keep helps to be as distracted as possible during this time when there isn't much you can do but wait (and worry). We're here for you!

Jill said...

I've never had an MRI and it sounds like I really would like to avoid one from what you've described. Just the process alone, but also knowing you have to wait for results must be even more annoying. I bet you'll be churning out the knitting over the next coupla weeks. Think of all the Xmas presents (for the knit-worthy) you might be able to crank out! :-)