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MRI

Postby maestro319 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:53 pm



Just got back from having an MRI, the test from Hell!!! I had one about 20 years ago and, ya know what?? They haven't improved on it at all. It is like lieing in a coffin with a jackhammer going right next to your head. I was given those rubber earplugs, then they put my head on a sort-of tray, slide a head holder type object over my face to keep my head still, slap earmuffs on my ears and snap up wing type objects to really tighten those earmuffs down, slide me into the tube and the TALK TO ME!!!! I am a little hard of hearing and left my hearing aides at home. So I in the tube and the tech wants to carry on a conversation! DUH!! Almost an hour later they let me out and told me I could have a DVD of my test. Huh?? I guess I can go home and look at it. Of course i wouldn't have any idea what i am looking at. Anyway, enouigh bellyaching. I need to clear my head. Gonna go out and ride for a while. See ya all later.



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Re: MRI

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:22 pm

Post your DVD, so we can all see what's going on up there! :)

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Re: MRI

Postby detdrbuzzard » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:32 am

i remember the last time i had to go in for an mri. i was having a hard time going to sleep and staying asleep so by the time they slid me in the machine i was out, fast asleep. next thing i remember was someone shaking my foot to wake me up :D
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Re: MRI

Postby themainviking » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:01 am

The real reason the MRI tech wanted to talk with you was to make sure you wasn't dead.... :lol:
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Re: MRI

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:22 am

detdrbuzzard wrote:i remember the last time i had to go in for an mri. i was having a hard time going to sleep and staying asleep so by the time they slid me in the machine i was out, fast asleep. next thing i remember was someone shaking my foot to wake me up :D


Me too. :) I had been up very late the night before, my appointment was at 8 am - and I had to be there two hours early. I slept through almost the entire thing.

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Re: MRI

Postby maestro319 » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:56 am

You guys were able to sleep!!! How? Mine was really noisy, even with earplugs and ear muffs.

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Re: MRI

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:23 pm

I had to do that about 10 years ago, they lay you in a cacoon but first they injected me with some alien juice and they leave you in there for a while...I ended up having a cath done at the hospital, I guess all was well I'm still kicking...Now, after watching House enough times and ER I feel that I am qualified to examine your MRI :lol: , I won't even charge you...Bring it... :lol:

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Re: MRI

Postby detdrbuzzard » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:46 am

maestro319 wrote:You guys were able to sleep!!! How? Mine was really noisy, even with earplugs and ear muffs.

i was down to sleeping 4hrs a night, go to bed at say midnite and wake back up around 2 stay up until 5 sleep until 7 and up the rest of the day. after a couple weeks you'll sleep anywhere. even now i only sleep 6hrs or less, gets uncomfortable after that
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Re: MRI

Postby Pam » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:50 am

I am set for am MRI in January, for what they call a pinced or crushed disk. I ws starting my days on the floor my back was so bad last summer and fall. By the time I get to the MRI I will be all healed up. I have never had an MRI before, and didn't know what to expect. Thanks for the insite into the subject. When all is said and done I will report the experience

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Re: MRI

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:04 am

Hey Maestro, how's we doing up in Chicago, what did they find, are you ok...???

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Re: MRI

Postby maestro319 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:50 pm

Well guys. I "had" a pituitary tumor. The pituitary is the small pea-sized MASTER GLAND that controls the other glands and their hormones. I had an approx. 1" x 1" x 1" jelly like tumor surrounding mine. Only symptom was a little peripheral vision blurriness that seemed to be getting worse. Thought it might be cataracts, which is very easily taken care of, but Nooooo...I had to have this "thing" that was so large it was pressing on the optic nerve and causing the problem. On Tuesday, Nov. 22nd I had one of the best neurosurgeons in Illinois, if not the country, remove it. He went in through the right nostril, breaking into several sinus cavities and various membranes to get to the tumor. Then he pulled it back out through the nose. Ugh!! I came home on Thanksgiving Day and have been at home since then recovering. It is not a pain-free recovery. At least for me. My head constantly hurts. My right ear canal hurts. My nose has, for the most part, stopped dripping blood, but I am still getting some clots dripping into the back of my throat.
(But other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how'd you like the play??)
Anyway, I am home, and hopefully getting better by the day. I have many friends and family who have kept me in their prayers and that gives me comfort. The trouble is, I don't think my vision is any better. Maybe in time. Here in Illinois I have a few more months before riding time anyway.
Thank you for asking Lilbeaver. I really appreciate it.
BTW: my doctor and others have said that approx. 20% of the population is walking around with a tumor like mine and don't know it.

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Re: MRI

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:47 pm

Yes, I knew something wasn't right, did the md's tell you your vision will slowly get better? I feel bad for you Maestro, I'm sure things will get better for you in time, you'll be out on that trike in no time, Maybe in the middle of Feb. you can get it out in the snow and ride that sucker, break a rule or two, what the heck.. :lol: I'll say a special prayer for you Sir.. :D Get well....ps. I have lost a lot of weight, you would think I'd be gaining with all the goodies , I'm down to 253 from 275, yes I can stand to lose much more I know, it's weird because it's just falling off me..Maybe it's the Taco's :lol:

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Re: MRI

Postby HALBUDD » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:59 pm

Hey Maestro glad to hear your doing better,hope your vision clears up. My son who is 20 years old was having head ackes and had a ct done last month he has a 2.2cm tumor same as you but right now they are treating it with meds. He will be going back to the docs at the 1st of Dec. He had to quite his job as he wasnt there long enough to get medical leave (that part sucks). Keep us posted on how your doing. Hal
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Re: MRI

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:33 pm

Hey Maestro,

Glad to hear you're doing alright. The pain fades, and I'm sure your vision will clear up once your body has stopped being offended by the invasion it has just experienced. Good news to hear that you're on the upside of all of this now.




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