|from October 2008|
Yesterday was my first MRI in a year! I can't believe that it's been a whole year since my last MRI! I have to be honest, I thought that waiting a whole year between scans would unsettle me more, it hadn't, until I had one of the paramedics at work start an IV for me for the contrast injection later at the appointment.I don't know what happened, but all of a sudden I was feeling a certain amount of anxiety and was feeling somewhat nervous. So, Nervous Nancy = Talkative Nancy. Poor Josh, got an earful, but he did my IV start and it was painless! In the last couple of years I have had 3 other people here do my IV starts and 2 of them were good, one of them not so good and one mostly good, but messy (blood all over the place).
I am guessing that maybe part of my nervousness came from the fact that a pen-pal friend of mine that I had met through the American Brain Tumor Association emailed me with the news that she had recently had a seizure and spent a few days in the hospital and wasn't able to speak for a while. When I read that email I felt some sadness for her. She had been living with her brain tumor for a while now and even though things are stable, she suffered this seizure for some reason that she either didn't know of or wasn't sharing. Either way, it was not the kind of news that would make me feel good about an upcoming MRI! She is all good now and is working with a speech nurse in her home, but she is thankful to God that it wasn't worse, and so am I.
It's been 7 years - time certainly does fly by quickly. I feel like my surgeries, radiation & chemo treatments were a long time ago. There have been so many MRIs I've lost count! Maybe that's okay.
Here's to a lifetime of keeping things in check....