MRI

Oct. 23/18

A hopefully short update. Mr. CrankyPants was scheduled to have an MRI today. Just before we left for the hospital I got a call about scheduling my MRI. I told the secretary I was on the way there for Mr. CrankyPants and asked if I could schedule while there. She said that was fine.

When we arrived they checked in Mr. CrankyPants and knew who I was right away and told me they’d look after scheduling me next.

So she pulls up her schedule and tells me that the soonest she can get me in is mid Feb. What?! My MRI was supposed to be emergent which my Neuro failed to mark on the form. So she said let’s book it anyway, and while I’m there I’ll call my Neuro and find out what’s going on.

I went to sit in the waiting room to make the call. As I was dialing, the secretary was talking to one of the radiologists. I hear my name mentioned.

She looked up at me and said, “Today is your lucky day.” They arranged for me to have the MRI right after Mr. CrankyPants’. I felt like a deer caught in headlights. She told me to run upstairs and register quickly. I did that, came back down, was handed paperwork to fill out. As I was doing that the radiologist came out and told me it’s time to get in a gown. I said I’m not quite done the paperwork. She said I could finish after I change. Oh those lovely ugly as sin hospital gowns.

It all happened so fast. Mr. CrankyPants was through in a half hour and the next thing I know I’m on the MRI table with hat head and trying to hide my unshaven legs.

My MRI is done!

One day after they got the order!

I’m so thankful. It sure is nice to get a break every so often when I’m fighting constant battles with the medical world to get what I need so often. I was a squeaky wheel today. I said it was supposed to be emergent and I’m having trouble using my right arm. I can’t wait 4 months.

They didn’t have to work that out for me at all, but they did. It goes without saying that I thanked them profusely. (I said it anyway. 😉 )

I wonder if they know how much that kind of thing can mean to a person. How much that made my day. I’m so Happy to have it done.

And it’s T-minus 4 days until my biopsy. I’m so anxious. I haven’t been sleeping great because it’s weighing heavy on my mind. I’ll be happy when that’s over but there’s not much reprieve as the results are potentially bad news. It will be good to have the test over with, I just wish that it would be the end of it all.

There is no end to autoimmune illness. Sometimes that reality hits home hard.

Anyway, I just want to sit in this small victory tonight.

Well as usual this post is again not short. lol I try. I really do…

Good Days & Unicorns,

CrankyPants