I was scheduled for an MRI on my shoulder at 6:40 this morning. Since that’s a time I’m normally arriving at work, the hour wasn’t really an issue. I’ve done MRI’s before, and with breathing and relaxation they’re not a BAD problem.
That being said – for the shoulder they have a molded plastic “immobilizer” that slips over the shoulder. That upped the pain (to say the least). THEN I had to turn the hand palm up – VERY uncomfortable and unnatural — so they strap the arm down snug to keep it from moving or me turning the palm inward.
Claustrophobia is an issue with my past and all – I know that. Had I known they were going to half immobilize me, I would have suggested sedation.
All this to say the MRI did not take place. I lost it MAJORLY. And that was before they slid me into the stupid tube. Once I was further confined in the tube I was gone. Full panic mode. Or close to — no tears, screaming, or threatening.
I have requested sedation so we can reschedule the MRI. The only good thing from this morning is they refunded my copay.
Sometimes I can be such a wuss!!