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25 August 2004 @ 10:41 am
Coffin Rides  
Coffin rides – not coffin races, those are up the hill.

Went over to BCH for an MR this morning. 7:15 is just too early to be anywhere on a civilized day *yawn* Especially when I was up late *again* watching the Olympics. I did manage to remember all the important things, tho managed to leave my cell at home again. Tights have nowhere to hang the darned thing.

Those new GE scanners a very nice. Even tho it resembles nothing more than being stuffed into a little metal coffin and having someone hammer on the outside, the new machines are quieter (that being a very relative term) and generally more pleasant. *smile* Quick too – the scan only took 20 minutes for a full cervical series, sagital & axial.

As usual, the BCH folks were very nice and very professional. I knew the drill, so I showed up in my old sweats (there’s no getting around having to keep that big magnet cool) and had removed my navel ring (thanks for all the reminders everyone *smile*). They asked all the standard questions and I assured them I knew the drill, working where I do. The gal seemed happy with that, so she stuck me in the tube and off we went. When we were done the tech thanked me for being her easy patient of the day and we joked a bit about how we’d all be looking at my scans at work later.

While I waited for both my scan and then later the films, there was a very nice but very nervous lady out in the waiting room. I had, of course, brought along my knitting so I was able to distract her a bit by showing her my handspun and the scarf I’m working on. The poor lady seemed quite upset at the prospect of the MR scan, having admitted that she is claustrophobic. I’m sure they gave her some happy pills to get through the procedure.

So it looks like I have a little poochie disk (C3-C4), but that shouldn’t be causing a problem, really. It seems that we need to adjust my ergonomics at work to avoid pressure or something.

Today is also the day that everyone is out and I’m alone in the tower, so I’m just waiting for the wildfires…

-the redhead-
Musings from the CZ unitcz_unit on August 25th, 2004 09:52 am (UTC)
*kiss* Glad you're ok. They will adjust your ergonomics at work; I'm just glad it's something that can be fixed.

Non calor sed umor est qui nobis incommodat.melanie on August 25th, 2004 10:52 am (UTC)
ew, yuck. :(

do they think it will cede on its own, with the proper adjustments? or is this more a matter of preventing it from getting worse?
-the redhead-theredhead on August 26th, 2004 08:54 am (UTC)
Yesterday was just the scan, and you *know* that I had to bring the films back to work before I dropped them off at the docs office ;) Doc will review them next week, not that I think there's huge problems in there (but I'm not an expert), and we shall see where we go from there.

-the redhead-