Wednesday, March 4, 2009

MRIs - like a bad guitar lesson

I had my first MRI yesterday. What an experience. I had forgotten a CD to listen to during the procedure, but it didn't matter. Anytime the MRI was running, it was so loud, I couldn't even hear the annoying classical music piping through my headphones!

All I could think of was that I was at a rock concert for beginner electric guitar players. Each one had found an off-key note that they thought they were playing well and would play it over and over and over again...and VERY loud!!! I am not sure whether it took more or less than 30 minutes, because I didn't wear my watch, however, it was very uneventful.

Today, I found out that I have to go back for additional testing because they found a 3mm "enhancy nodule" near the original cancer spot. I spent all morning worrying that I had more cancer that had spread since they found this nodule very near to the original cancer spot (still waiting for a second opinioon to confirm that spot is cancer). Then I realized that I should call the surgeon's office that told me I had an enhancy nodule to see what it was. Apparently, they are not sure what it is, which is why I am going for a test tomorrow to see what it is, but I've had it for today. I seriously cannot deal with my three kids plus one playdate right now.

I apologized to my husband who is sitting home with strep throat right now, and asked him to watch them all. Well, now my beautiful 3 1/2 year old is sitting and watching cartoons with me, but that is okay, I could use some company!

I know that this is all going to be okay in a few months, and I have been trying to be so positive so far, but I've lost it today. I just want to lay down for the rest of the day and not think about anything. So that is what I plan to do...

1 comment:

  1. I've been thinking about you Paula and hope you are doing OK. Amie said you were in town this weekend, so I hope you had some good quality time with your family and friends. {{hugs}}