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.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic
Not a mental health professional of any kind
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.~Mahatma Gandhi~