Tuesday, May 05, 2009
I had a brain MRI today. I'd never had one before and it's a pretty weird experience.
I'm not worried about anything in particular. I just thought it would be a good idea, after hearing an oncologist speak at the Conference For Young Women Affected By Breast Cancer that I attended last February.
It wasn't nearly as bad as I'd feared. It turns out that I am not at all claustrophobic (and I was so relieved that the technician managed to access a vein for the contrast injection on the first try that nothing after that fazed me at all).
But boy, was it loud. And my neck is still stiff from the brace they used to hold my head steady. It's been hours since I left the hospital and I feel like I am still vibrating. It felt like a jackhammer being used right beside my head. My teeth were chattering from the vibration.
And I am exhausted (although that my be from waking up every forty-five minutes again to make sure that I didn't oversleep).
I'm not going to worry too much about the results (although I may change my mind about that in the next few days).
My CT results from last week were good (still no tumours in sight).
And besides, there were several women at the young women's conference who had recently had surgery for brain metastasis. Every month seems to bring more options for the treatment of cancer.
And it's nice outside.
I am either going to take a nap now or go pick up dog poo in the back yard.
And then I'll go for a walk.