Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Definitely on my Top Ten "This Must be Hell" List

How was the MRI, you ask?

Well, if you ever have to go have one, I suggest putting a stew pot over your head and have a friend beat it with a metal spoon.

Incidentally, if you are going to slam your head on the bottom of a cabinet in a restroom, you should do it before the MRI, so they can look for the brain bleed. (P.S. Those stars you saw? They weren't real, nor are they a good sign.) Also, admitting that you may have said number 13 of the list of bad words and apologizing for it, will only get you, "Do you kiss your children with that mouth" from a tech that isn't nearly as funny as he thinks he is.

Also, when the tech asks you if you're head is okay and you say, "Well you're the one looking inside it." They won't laugh.

When they offer you music. Just say no. Don't give in to their "we have satellite radio so you can hear what ever you want!" Inevitably, they won't have Led Zeppelin and will replace it with Golden Oldies. Should you have the balls to say, "I'm not sure which is worse, the banging or the music," they will give you Radio Head as a suitable replacement.

Radio Head is not music. It is yelling. When you aren't having someone pound on your head (that has a quickly growing knot), you are being yelled at.

And that isn't good for your aneurysm.


dancing_lemur said...

Definitely sounds like a winner of a day...

Jen said...

Sounds awful. You know, I remembered last night something similar happened to me in college (the feeling drunk when not drinking, blurred vision). It happened off and on for two months and didn't seem as severe as yours but they chalked it up to my migraine history (even though I was not having migraines that coincided with the weirdness) and gave me blood thinners and something to help with the dizziness. Or they thought it was an inner ear infection.

So I guess I was either lucky that nothing actually was wrong with me and it stopped on its own or lucky that I was a poor college student and they didn't put me through all the horrible tests for nothing.

Anyway, I hope you get some resolution to this soon.

Chelsie said...

I had my MRI yesterday, and I didn't take the music, I had already been warned not to accept it. Did they do yours without and then with contrast? By the time they put the contrast in I was wondering if I would really be able to take much more of it, but once the contrast was in, that part didn't take as long...or maybe I was already crazy from the banging going on.

Amy said...

This sounds dreadful. And he said that about kissing your kids? Did you punch him in the neck?