Breast MRI, Oh myyyyy…Posted: September 14, 2013
Well they sure didn’t let moss grow over that referral.
I got a phone call on Friday late afternoon and my BrMRI is scheduled for this Monday morning at 10am.
My entire life I’ve been freaking out about “the MRI”. All I knew is that you were put on a table that slid up into a long tube where it was noisy and a super tight fit.
This is what I pictured in my mind:
You can imagine that someone as claustrophobic as I am would be having a heart attack at the prospect of having this test done. I was shaking and in tears when Dr. M told me that it was the best way to get the information she needed. My logic and desire to get this cancer shit over with prevailed and I was willing to do the above.
Thank GOD for a little site called YouTube. I decided to be brave and do a search for Breast MRI and found many videos put together by hospitals to show what a Breast MRI actually looked like.
This is what is now in my head after watching those videos:
It looks just like a PET scan with a little bit of a longer tube. For Breast MRIs, you place your breasts into a sling and you are lying on your stomach but not flat on your stomach. Your hands are out in front of you hanging on to a bar (and a panic button). It really doesn’t look that bad and with the fact that I’ll be facing down and forward instead of facing up into the tube, I’ll definitely be more relaxed.
The Ativan I’m taking every night and the morning of should also be helpful!
There has been one drawback. Since I’ve watched those videos, I can’t get this song out of my head:
Fight On! and FIGHT ON USC! We beat Boston College!!!!