Photo of Mobile MRI Scanner from Google Images
Well I finally went for an MRI scan on Sunday evening, a very strange experience I must say and something I hope I don't ever have to repeat. But isn't technology wonderful, and the thought of this particular scanner being driven all around the UK is amazing. I have overtaken one on the motorway before but never realised the complexity of the inside. This is the exact layout of the one I was in.
Photo of Mobile MRI Scanner from Google Images
I should get the results as soon as my GP gets them which according to the radiologist will be in two to four weeks. I'll carry on with the painkillers in the meantime, and being super careful. We rounded the evening off with a coffee and a takeaway at my younger sons house in Blackpool, which was where I went to for the scan. It's good when there's somewhere friendly to go after a very strange experience.
In other news it's my eldest grandson's 22nd birthday today ... gosh don't they conspire to make you feel old!!
He's a great man and a crazy, happy Dad to his son Mason ... yep, I'm a great granny!! Shortly to be two times over as one of my other grandsons and his partner are expecting a little girl in March. Doesn't seem that long since they were all at school, where do the years go?
As you say, a very strange experience in the MRI scanner, but an amazing machine. I didn't mind the noise so much, but hated the ceiling bit being just a couple of inches away from my face - very claustrophobic. And having to lie perfectly still without moving a muscle for 15 or 20 minutes, when I was getting cramp and pins and needles was pretty horrible. It'll seem a long wait for the results - I was very fortunate to be given my results within half an hour, as I'd had the scan as an emergency. Your great grandson is very cute....you're around the same age as me, Sue, it doesn't seem possible that you're a great granny! Mind you, I never had kids so will never be a granny, great or otherwise lol. xxReplyDelete
Yes, so very strange and pretty painful as I had to lie flat on my back for the 40 minutes my scan took and I've not managed to lie down properly since May.Delete
Luckily I had had the sense to practice for a few minutes at a time each morning when I woke up for the past two weeks. My results came through literally 10 minutes after I published this post, so I am now classed as a priority according to the MSK team looking after me. 😲😬
He is very cute isn't he, and he's much bigger now as he'll be 3 on 31st December.
Gosh - a great granny! We have yet to have grandchildren (not having had our own children until I was 30s and my husband is a good bit older).ReplyDelete
Glad you have had your scan done. My husband had one on his brain two weeks ago - we were told a two week wait for the results, so that's this week. I hope you don't have to wait too long for yours.
Yep, I've been a great-granny for almost three years now 😃Delete
I was told a two to four week wait for the results, but literally minutes after posting this blog post I had a phone call from one of the MSK team that are looking after me along with my GP (who's on the team), so now I know. I'll post again when it's sunk in and when I know what the next step is.
Fingers crossed for some good news for your husband. 🤞
You must have been a ‘child’ bride, ha! We have only just become grandparents so don’t expect to be around for great grandkids. Didn’t realise MRI’s were mobile what a great idea. Fingers crossed for the results.ReplyDelete
I got married 3 days after my 18th birthday, but didn't have a baby for a few years. So my poor Mum has been a great-great-granny for almost three years too. We're all feeling old 😃🤣Delete
It's amazing isn't it that such a valuable bit of machinery is travelling from place to place, but great for all those hospitals that couldn't afford to have one of their own.
What an amazing machine being moved around the country. I hope everyone will be able to get your back sorted out very soon.ReplyDelete
Congrats on being a great-granny twice over next year. I won't be around to be a great granny unless I live to over 100!
Go on ... you could make it if you try 😃🤣Delete
The years do pass very quickly.ReplyDelete
We have mobile mammogram buses, but nothing that elaborate.
Yes I've seen the mammogram ones before in various car parks but never one of these. 🙂Delete
Yes the scanners are amazing and show such detail. I hope they can help you a bit more to control the pain now. I've come out in sympathy with you I think. My back has been dodgy for about a week and it finally 'gave' on Sunday and I now have electric shock type pain if I bend even a little. Back pain takes over your life, doesn't it Sue 😪 I can only get comfortable when lying on my side. My disc prolapse happened when I was 43 so it's been almost 30 years on and off. I've never had an MRI though and would struggle to lie on my back. So glad your results were quick. Take care xReplyDelete
Gosh, I used to always sleep on my side, so comfortable that way. Now I have to sleep on my back and stay as still as possible ... something I thought I would never be able to manage, but that came in handy in Sunday for the scan. In fact he complemented me on how still I stayed 😃Delete
I hope you feel better soon, yes pain seems to take over everything you do doesn't it.
MRIs are amazing but a bit scary. I had to have 3 last year when I had a tumor on my pituitary gland. I really had to concentrate on staying calm but I made it through. Thank goodness they spotted it while it was still small and easier to remove. Hope you get an answer to your back trouble and they can give you relief!ReplyDelete
I just lay there trying to stay relaxed ... and thinking about if it was Alan in there for 40 minutes he would be fast asleep.Delete
I'm glad your tumour was picked up so quickly.
I've had several MRIs and it is amazing what they can do. I hope you get results soon that will help the doctor to treat your pain.ReplyDelete
Our children and grandchildren sure do grow up fast. Your great-grandchild looks a lot like the baby picture of your son!
I agree it's amazing what they can do, awe inspiring.Delete
The baby with me is the birthday boy, my grandson at his christening. Then it's him with his son. ❤️
Have had more than a few MRIs. In fact, I think my first one was in the same kind of mobile scanner as yours more than 25 years ago. Have since had some very high tech ones (3D) at a world class hospital. Still noisy! Always get a copy of my MRI CDs for my own records. Fascinating to look at the films. Hope the team is able to find answers and relieve your pain.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday to Grandson. And congratulations to you on great-granny of two(to-be) status :)
It's very noisy isn't it, even with ear plugs and headphones on it was hurting my sensitive ears.Delete
Thanks, he seems to be having a good day, he and his partner have just booked a cruise for the New Year ... now I'm jealous. 😃🤣
I have been in a closed MRI which made me very anxious, I hope your results will help the doctors and you in managing your back issues and pain. You have a gorgeous family and I hope you can once again enjoy them at full strength.ReplyDelete
It is a tiny space to be in for so long isn't it, no wonder you felt anxious.Delete
Love the photo of your grandson and his son ... I'm glad he's enjoying being a dad, the time just flies by and all too soon it's but a memory. Our grandchildren are only 6 and 3, so we're not likely to see them as adults, and certainly not with children of their own. That's one of the disadvantages of generations of late marriages, and even later childbearing! I hope the specialists are clear about what the next steps for you are, and get on with it! Back pain is so wearing, I feel for you. I've needed a couple of MRIs, and had to "speak very firmly" to myself on the subject of not panicking, as I was perfectly safe. Not my most favourite way of spending an hour!! Good luck for the next round of appointments.ReplyDelete
They have some wacky photos of the two of them 😀Delete
It's a mind over matter type of moment isn't it, you have to keep yourself together. I had one minute of imagining some of the CSI type programmes I've watched and ways of killing people ... then I pulled myself together. 😲😬🤣
I have never seen a mobile unit but I have had 3 MRI's - one on my jaw/head and one on my shoulder where I had to be enclosed. The team who did them was great, talked to me throughout (aside when the machine was on) and kept me calm. The third time it was my knee so not so bad - only my lower body had to go in so it was a lot simpler. I too had quick results so I'm glad that you have yours already and that they can offer you some relief. Take care.ReplyDelete
The guy only spoke to me once, to let me know that we were on to the final scan. I had begun to lose all track of time by then.Delete
I am a great granny too! A new one arrived a month ago. I am quite thrilled and proud to be a great granny, what a privelege. I tell people I was a child bride, well I was 19 but to me that now seems awfully young.ReplyDelete
I always felt I was old enough to be married at 18, looking back maybe not. But having children young does have it's advantages ... expensive at Christmas though when I have to sit down and send a full month's wages into their various bank accounts.Delete
Great to hear you've received the results so quickly Sue and the MSK team will be looking after you:) Congratulations on another little great grandchild arriving next year and Happy belated birthday to your Grandson♥ReplyDelete
I was shocked to get a phone call and for her to be able to tell me the results less than 48 hours after the scan. He had a great birthday, thanks.Delete