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MRI Results

No news is good news when it comes to test results. I didn’t hear anything all week and found out yesterday that my MRI was all clear. What a huge relief! I had my appt yesterday with my medical oncologist. She is wonderful and my favorite doctor. It isn’t because she hugs me every time she sees me, though that does help. It’s because I can tell that she cares about what happens to me and she listens to my symptoms, fears, etc. and has intelligent, thoughtful and easy-to-understand answers.
Yesterday she and I talked a lot about a secondary medical …

 

Yesterday’s MRI

Today was the dreaded day of my MRI and all in all, it went OK. I was upset that I couldn’t get my usual early-morning appointment, and had to go in for noon. Typically I like to be the first appointment of the day because I will not have to wait for someone else and will have my IV in my arm for the shortest time possible. It also gives me less time to be nervous and go into panic mode.
Today, my husband drove me and on the way, I took one of my 1 mg Ativan to help me …

 

Boobs in the Tubes: My Upcoming MRI

That’s what I call my annual breast MRI: Boobs in the Tubes. I will be going for my fifth breast MRI next Monday. For anyone who isn’t familiar, patients having breast MRIs have to lie face down on the table with their breasts in these cylinder-type containers. It’s completely painless, but some people experience claustrophobia, as is common with many MRIs. Luckily, I don’t get claustrophobic at all – I am more worried about the IV in my arm. I have to have contrast dye with my MRIs, so my arms are extended out over my head Superman style for …