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MRI, not fun…

Today I had a VERY unpleasant experience.  I have never considered myself claustrophobic, but after having a MRI today I am really beginning to think I might be.  That was a very tight space and the sounds the MRI machine makes are terrible.  I was getting the MRI for a back problem and laying flat on my back is one of the positions that hurt me worst, so of course I had to lay in there that way and be perfectly still.  The space was so tight that I could not move very much even if I wanted to.   I became quite anxious and my blood sugar plummeted.  Generally, just a bad experience.  That was only 25 minutes in that infernal machine!  I now understand what a trapped animal feels like.   Yet, I got a reminder when I turned on the TV how much I should actually consider myself blessed.   They are preparing to rescue the trapped miners in Chile via a capsule only 21 one inches in diameter through a hole they drilled from the surface down to the location of the miners.  It will take a whole hour just to pull each one out and after so many days trapped underground.  Those are truly courageous men and all the people involved in the rescue are just awesome.   My hat is off to them all.   I feel like such a dope for letting that experience with the MRI machine get to me…









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