Thanks so much for being there to understand. As you will well know it is a very personal experience and everyone copes with things in their own way. I told one of my in-laws about not managing to get my spine scan and was given a row and told that there is nothing to those scans. I'm like Aye, right. So as well as my other symptoms I now have a sore tongue from biting it, lol. My husband who is even more claustrophobic then myself was very sympathetic though. I don't even think it is a phobia thing, I think it is more like the thoughts that go through your head at that time. Logically you look at the machine and say to yourself I'm not in any real danger I have a wee button to squeeze if I want to come out, it doesn't hurt, but it feels forever what it would be like to be in a microwave coffin. Well thanks again for listening to me and well just for being there. I am very grateful.
That is a great dream about the walking stick!!! It cracked me up. It does really seem like you are getting to a better place about having to use a stick or a can though and that is great! So clearly Barb's (completely nerdy) suggestion of thinking about how a bill become a law maybe actually have some merit! Don't tell her that - it will go right to her head.
You are welcome here for as long as you would like to stay. You are a wonderful addition. I love the things you say - "mind going ten a penny". Anyway, we all understand the confusing world of being in diagnostic limbo. So, please stay and post as much as you want. There is something very therapeutic about talking to someone that has shared your same experience. I am happy that your MRI is clear but frustrated that you still have no answers. We will stay right here with you until you get those answers.