Tomorrow is MRI D-day and I feel completely prepared.
I’ve interviewed a lot of people about what works and what doesn’t.
I rescheduled mine so I’d have a different – and hopefully better – technician running the show.
Bert is coming with and will be in the room with me.
And I have medication. Anti-anxiety medication that will hopefully make the entire two hours a happy blur.
I did a test run with the meds last week. I’m taking Ativan. I took a small dose and then tested myself by watching MRI videos on YouTube. A stroke of genius if I do say so myself.
Without the drugs there is no way I would even look at a photo of an MRI machine. With the drugs I spent an hour flipping through videos. And you know what? There are some great ones out the for kids who have to get MRI’s on their head.
That gave me pause. If I’m scared, imagine how a kid feels? Ok folks, I can do this.
Plus the video gave helpful hints like to think of the machine as a rocket. And think of the scary Hannibal Lecter face mask as an astronaut’s helmet.
T-minus 18 hours and counting. Ready for liftoff…