December 1, 2010

The Real Scariest Box Ever

I officially withdraw my post The Scariest Box Ever.

I had an MRI today for my bum hip.  That was hands down, the most freaky, uncomfortable and mind-numbing box/tube/coffin ever. The MRI is the scariest box ever.  I tolerated it pretty well for 20 minutes, then 30.  But my experience was a joyous hour, and I truly started to freak out a little.

Luckily, I was able to crane my neck and see the outside rim of the tube.  I think that was the only thing that saved me. 

What a stupid contraption.  People are hurt. That's why they need MRIs.  And the solution is to lay on a board for an hour, unable to move, and in a coffin. With a blanket and freaky sweats.

Come on medicine.  Yes, open MRIs exist. But why aren't all MRIs open?  With all of our technology, is that too much to ask?

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