Thursday, April 23, 2009

MRI: The Good News And Not So Good News

I heard from my doctor this afternoon and the MRI, or I should say what they could see of it, looks normal. Yes, peanut gallery, I actually have a brain and it was described as normal!

The not so good news is that they can't see a 9mm x 12mm section of my brain in the scans so I have to go back and do it again. Not sure how that works from a $$$ standpoint. I was told my insurance company, Blue Cross Healthy NY, put up a fuss about covering the first one.

On the up side, I actually found the MRI chamber quite relaxing. I've heard about folks who get super claustrophobic when they go in. I just closed my eyes before they slid me in, pretended I was in a tanning bed, listened to all the banging and whirring, and opened my eyes when they slid me out. I found the noise rhythmic and the experience oddly peaceful.

I've still got a low level headache but I'm feeling less afraid than I was before. I'm struggling in the morning with depression but that is lifting earlier and earlier every day so I think the Pristiq is working. I no longer feel hopeless.

3 comments:

Breenlantern said...

hopefully the warm weather will help your mood. The news sounds a little brighter, no?

mary said...

:)

Anonymous said...

Fingers crossed for you...feel better soon!
--Alex