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Re: 10 day's till the MRI...
JKB #420281 08/05/15 10:05 AM
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I have had three. The best/easiest one I had the tech stayed in the room with me and did it in 6 stages. She would say this one will take 5 minutes or this one will take 8 minutes so I knew what to expect. She even gave me a button to push if I needed a break.

The worst was the young tech loaded me in he machine(knee MRI), went to another room for lunch not telling me that this was an old unit and it would take 40 minutes. I had a leg cramp and couldn't get his attention so finallyI reached up and hit the big red stop button. That brought him running and I reamed him out all the way out the door and into the waiting room.

Re: 10 day's till the MRI...
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Thanks Guy's - Much Appreciated!!!

Yeah, I was reading MRI horror stories on the www and got a tad concerned, so thought I would ask.

If anyone remembers that twister movie where the two main characters ended up in a barn with all that clanging stuff for cutting and chopping stuff up, that buzzed my bean more than once! Talk about the proverbial sitting duck in an MRI with that stuff around!!

Doc's are very difficult to find up here and am lucky to be this far advanced in the process. He want's to be thorough so the tube ride is from the neck down and ending somewhere before my knees.

Gal on the phone with the 600 questions said the new one is much larger and faster so it should only take about 40 minutes to do my trip. She said I'll have a panic button inside and I was joking with her if she would give me the wiring diagrams to see what that button actually does, and if it don't do what I want it to do, can I rewire it laugh wink

Getting orbital X-Rays to see if I'm MRI compatible first.





Re: 10 day's till the MRI...
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Good luck amigo, sending you mega positive and healthy vibes.

I got an MRI to confirm my case of degenerative arthritis. Took 30 minutes and I was apparently asleep for 20 minutes of it. Found the loud noise kinda hypnotic and was out like a light.


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Re: 10 day's till the MRI...
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I've been in the tube multiple times. The only thing I have a problem with is waiting for the results.


It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

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The costs go up when the procedure includes an MRI with contrast. they essentially do one scan as a baseline, bring you out and inject the dye, then run you back through again. That adds considerably to the price tag.

The stuff they used for the contrast made me feel warm, and it gave me a funny taste in my mouth, but there was still nothing to it. The panic button is SOP.

You'll do fine with the procedure, and I'm also wishing you nothing but healthy results. smile


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And we surmise that: BG(>)HBG(F1) while GSF(<)HBG(F1)
Would it hold true that: HBG(F1)(+)AM500(x)q.d.(=)1.5lbGRWT?
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JKB, I've had a few MRI's, one "with contrast". They are a bit noisy, but if you stay up late beforehand, like TJ said, they're a bit hypnotic and you can get some solid sleep. Tech complained I was snoring louder than the machine! Also, like Sparky said, the contrast chemical makes you feel a bit warm, but not at all unpleasant, just different.

We'll be sending positive vibes and prayers...you'll do fine with it all!

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JKB #420485 08/08/15 09:24 AM
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If you have the contrast procedure, they may bring you out and inject it manually, or hook you up to a pump that injects you when the time is right. Apparently, the pumps themselves are NOS units originally intended for hydraulic use in giant front end loaders, like you might expect to see in large, open pit mining operations. The one I was hooked to blew out a vein, requiring a visit from a couple techs and a manual injection in the other arm. No big deal.

Actually, I was hoping the combination of excess galadium and strong magnetic lines of force might endow me with some type of super power or extraordinary ability, but alas, I emerged more or less as normal as I was when I went in.


"Forget pounds and ounces, I'm figuring displacement!"

If we accept that: MBG(+)FGSF(=)HBG(F1)
And we surmise that: BG(>)HBG(F1) while GSF(<)HBG(F1)
Would it hold true that: HBG(F1)(+)AM500(x)q.d.(=)1.5lbGRWT?
PB answer: It depends.
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Originally Posted By: sprkplug
Actually, I was hoping the combination of excess galadium and strong magnetic lines of force might endow me with some type of super power or extraordinary ability, but alas, I emerged more or less as normal as I was when I went in.


Geeze Spark, now you have me worried all over again. wink


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I'd go with the less than normal there, T. But that's exactly why you're my bro!


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Re: 10 day's till the MRI...
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When they set up the 'injection port' in your arm for the contrast fluid, a lot of males tend to pass out or go 'vegal' as the medical professionals call it.

I learned what the term meant when I came to. Apparently I was only passed out for a few seconds.

The nurse was looking at me saying "are you doing OK?" While I was feeling dizzy, I replied "I'm doing OK."

When I came to, I realized I was on my back and in a different part of the room.

Good times...


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"She took another microscopic bite of her sandwich, then pushed it away. Maybe she absorbed nutrients from her surroundings."

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Freak.


"Forget pounds and ounces, I'm figuring displacement!"

If we accept that: MBG(+)FGSF(=)HBG(F1)
And we surmise that: BG(>)HBG(F1) while GSF(<)HBG(F1)
Would it hold true that: HBG(F1)(+)AM500(x)q.d.(=)1.5lbGRWT?
PB answer: It depends.
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JKB #420586 08/10/15 08:19 AM
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Heck Sunil if ya woke up in the same room ya didn't have much of a trip. However not being able ta remember the 60s, yer excused.


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Re: 10 day's till the MRI...
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Seeing as I was born in '69, I have a pretty solid alibi.

Then again...."I have no recollection of that, Senator."


Excerpt from Robert Crais' "The Monkey's Raincoat:"
"She took another microscopic bite of her sandwich, then pushed it away. Maybe she absorbed nutrients from her surroundings."

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Geez, I knew ya was a punk but that was the year they made me leave high school.


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Originally Posted By: Bob-O
Geez, I knew ya was a punk but that was the year they made me leave high school.
Don't take it personally, Bob, they make EVERYONE leave after six years, ready or not.

Sorry to hear of your travails, JKB. Do you know what the doc is looking for specifically, or is it more of a fishing expedition?

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Originally Posted By: Bob-O
Geez, I knew ya was a punk but that was the year they made me leave high school.


Let's face it Bob we're old! I was a freshman at age 12 the year Sunil was born! sick


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Yep, and I was 26 yoa, one year out of the USAF, and restarting the 4 years of college that I had screwed up prior to the military time.


It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

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Yes Cecil I KNOW!!! Thank God for folks like DD, Catman, John Monroe and George. Those ol boys give me hope, coolness is still achievable.


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JKB. Do you know what the doc is looking for specifically, or is it more of a fishing expedition?


Yep. They have a specific list, and suspect a tad bit of fishing as well. Just have to see what's up.

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Make sure you don't have any flyfishing hooks in you from me thrashing around with that flyrod wink

Best wishes.

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Originally Posted By: fish n chips
Make sure you don't have any flyfishing hooks in you from me thrashing around with that flyrod wink

Best wishes.


Oh, you missed me by at least 4' or so, but can't speak for the anchor cable, and I think you tagged yourself wink

It really was a fun time and want to do it again, except with Steelhead running.


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That sucker does yank slivers out! When I got out of the rig, the one in my left middle finger was at the surface, easy to get at. I thought they would get ripped out and go flying or something like that. Told the tech gal that they should make a machine shop version wink

I guess not knowing what to expect is the greatest fear. This was a big bore Siemens only 5' lg. that was quite roomy.

Never had blood work done before so they ran the full gambit. I was shocked when the nurse called and said everything was normal or darn near perfect, except potassium was a tad high. Said, I've been eating some killer tater salad all week, so she said to cut back on that a bit.

Overall, I was really pleased with the hospital staff. Their professionalism and the genuine care they displayed was outstanding. I botched the first X-Ray by moving, but explained to the tech guy I'm new to this.

MRI results should be in a few days.

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So far, it sounds good. That's great.


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cool Cool as the other side of the pillow!

Great to read all went well and results are good so far!

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Did you get to experience vein blow-out, or develop super-powers after the procedure? wink

I neglected to say I'm glad everything went well. Little envious of the high potassium level though. Mine runs low, and the muscle cramps are quite irritating.

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"Forget pounds and ounces, I'm figuring displacement!"

If we accept that: MBG(+)FGSF(=)HBG(F1)
And we surmise that: BG(>)HBG(F1) while GSF(<)HBG(F1)
Would it hold true that: HBG(F1)(+)AM500(x)q.d.(=)1.5lbGRWT?
PB answer: It depends.
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