Hey Tony and Barb,
I am with Percy, waiting to hear how it went. Hugs to both of you.
I sincerely hope everything is going well for you both. I miss you and I'm thinking of you.
Tony and Barb,
I am so sorry your day did not go as you hoped yesterday but today is a new day. No kicking yourself, Tony, for being human. If they decide to medicate you to get the MRI.................I am sure they will just use a sedative like Versed or Valium and you are not knocked out just pleasantly calm and it allows you to tolerate the procedure.
Everyone that has any scopes, colonscopies etc is medicated this way. You are awake and aware but in a twilight zone............it actually is pleasant as you are aware of what is going on and where you are but the anxiety is not there.
I am glad to hear Barb is doing better and I would suspect the physician is talking about the same type of medications as noted above to allow them to give her an injection.
Remember you are ok, you are normal and you can do this. I have great faith in you. Just keep taking babysteps and stay in the moment. Let go of yesterday and live today.
Tony, you are SO NOT (yes I'm yelling - but out of respect) a coward or a loser..you have anxiety disorder, and you are doing the very best you can, now stop beating yourself up or I will get grumpy (trust me that's not so nice!!!)..
I can't even tie my shoes (thank god for velcro) when I'm that anxious let alone walk into a medical centre, let alone into an MRI. I think you are the bees knees and you should too okay? It may take some time, but you will get through this. It took me three weeks of severe concussion and pain to get my first MRI and I sooked like a baby, even tho I was full of xanax. I really did.
Now, lecture over, I hope that injection helps Barb, and know that I am thinking of both of you.
Many, many hugs for both of you (and some cheese fries to share)
Post Edited (percycat) : 5/25/2008 2:05:20 AM (GMT-6)
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“Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you into trouble.” - Frank Tyger
A standup MRI huh? That might just work...how are your ears going today? (pity chocalate pie can't cure all!). I still think you are the bees knees ok Tony.. And I don't bandy that around lightly! Give my love to Barb, I hope she gets that shot soon and feels much better and improved.
Hugs to you both