As I shared in my post “The Waiting Game” I have been suffering from some nasty GI issues for quite some time. I am still without answers but my doctors are getting closer. The ultrasound they ordered revealed something that neither I or my doctors expected. They called the following day and told me that I needed to have a MRI so they could tell exactly what we are dealing with.
At this point I am not ready to share their news, only because I am still waiting to get the MRI results. I should have them by the middle of next week. The other reason is that I am still reeling from the ultrasound revelation and have yet to process it myself.
On a positive note my MRI experience was one of my better ones. I am claustrophobic and hate MRI’s. Thankfully my doctor prescribed a tranquilizer. I was feeling extremely relaxed and happy by the time I arrived for my appointment. I purposely avoided taking a nap so I would be ready to sleep through my scan. Well that backfired as the tech informed me that he would be telling me when to hold my breath through out the scan. What??? I had to work????? I found comfort when I found out I would be entering the tube feet first. This was a first for me. Unfortunately they had put a cage over my abdomen leaving no where for me to rest my arms. I began to panic as soon as one arm brushed against the wall. I screamed for the tech to get me out ASAP. Once out my tech advised placing my arms over my head. Although my shoulders were killing me by the time the scan ended, it was totally worth it. With my head at the end and my hands fully outside the tube I didn’t feel as trapped as I normally do during a MRI.
For now my family and I have to endure another weekend of not knowing what is wrong with me. We know it is serious. We know that it is the cause of my GI issues. We are trying our best to living as normally as possible and trying not to stress out over what might be. I have one request, if you pray, please pray that my tests clearly show my doctors what the problem is. I will update you all as soon as I have my results. And so the waiting game continues…..
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