Urgent MRI scan

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nearlybionic
nearlybionic Member Posts: 1,899
edited 10. Aug 2016, 03:58 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi
I was telephoned by the hospital today at 12.45pm to go in for an urgent MRI at 2pm. (also to have blood tests). This is after I have had severe pain after the discogram last week.
I rang Mr NB who luckily could come home from work to take me (the perks of being your own boss).
I got into the room and told the radiographer that I get panicky so need to go in feet first and she was happy with that. The good thing was this scanner was a wide bore one and so was less claustrophobic for me. But it was so painful lying on the hard bed. And getting up afterwards was not a pretty sight at all!
I had my bloods taken and came home and took more pills.
I have to go to see the surgeon next Wednesday.
Just as another `good ` thing to find out, when I was measured I have `shrunk`nearly 2 inches!! I new my vertebrae had collapsed, but was shocked to know I am so much smaller!!
If anyone is free for pocket duties on Wednesday morning I would love the company x
NB

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  • Megrose2
    Megrose2 Member Posts: 331
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I'll be in your pocket on Wednesday, NB. I do hope that they are able to give you some answers and, most importantly, help with your pain. Take care of yourself.

    Meg
  • nearlybionic
    nearlybionic Member Posts: 1,899
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    HI Meg
    Thank you. :)
    NB
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Oh bless you are going through it..count me in on Wednesday and will have everything crossed for you..x
    Love
    Barbara
  • nearlybionic
    nearlybionic Member Posts: 1,899
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Barbara
    Thanks for your support.
    How is your back doing? As I know you have had a lot of problems with yours too.
    NB
  • bubbles
    bubbles Member Posts: 6,508
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Count me in, I will bring scones and coffee - take care XX Aidan
    XX Aidan (still known as Bubbles).
  • hileena111
    hileena111 Member Posts: 7,099
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi NB
    I'll bet that gave you a shock......telephone call and such short notice.
    Count me in.......Will you pop into my pocket please....on Friday?
    Got the results of my MRI on my knees yesterday and he wants me back on Fri for day surgery......Aspiration to be sent to the lab. Wants to know a bit more about the pain and fluid in my knees.

    Love
    Hileena
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,730
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Wed is my grandson's birthday. We'll be skyping later but morning is fine. I'll be there.
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • nearlybionic
    nearlybionic Member Posts: 1,899
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi
    Thanks Aidan- that sounds great!
    Hileena- I must admit I wasn`t expecting such short notice for the MRI! I can definitely be there with you Friday. I hope it isn`t too painful a procedure.

    Sticky- I hope your Grandson has a good birthday! thanks x

    I am sleeping better for the last few nights, but the pain starts again as soon as I wake and move. I have finished the Diazepam now so have been feeling less groggy in the day, but have nothing to help with the spasms. To be honest not sure if it did much apart from making me groggy anyway.

    Hope you are all enjoying the sunshine
    NB
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Keeping my fingers crossed and reporting for pocket duties
    He did not say you will not be storm tossed, you will not be sore distressed, you will not be work weary. He said you will not be overcome.
    Julian of Norwich
  • nearlybionic
    nearlybionic Member Posts: 1,899
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    HI Slosh,
    Thank you for your support, much appreciated!
    Hope you are ok x
    NB
  • lynnemarie1123
    lynnemarie1123 Member Posts: 295
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I can do both Wednesday & Friday X good luck X
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi NB, how are things now? Has your back eased at all? I wish you well for both appointments and I hope something can be done to make things better. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • nearlybionic
    nearlybionic Member Posts: 1,899
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi
    Lynnemarie, thanks for your pocket duties x

    DD- It is a little easier as in the muscle spasms aren`t as strong. But the pain is still there. I am managing to sleep a bit more too which helps with my tolerance levels. Thanks x

    Thanks again
    NB
  • bubbadog
    bubbadog Member Posts: 5,544
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Will be in your pocket on Wednesday, hope everything goes well for you. (())'s
  • nearlybionic
    nearlybionic Member Posts: 1,899
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    HI
    Thanks Bubbadog- I will let you know how it goes tomorrow
    NB
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,730
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thinking of you, NB. Good luck!
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright