Sunday, May 4, 2008

So I Thought It Would Be Fun To Get An MRI

My doctor thought we should, "take a look at your brain and make sure it's normal."  When he said that I immediately thought of my brothers and how they would enjoy that quote.  So, an MRI of my brain with and without contrast was scheduled.


About a week ago the bottom of my feet started tingling.  Along with that came sharp, jolt like pains in my left leg.  By the time I got to the Dr. the tingling was all over my feet and in my hands. 


An MRI is interesting.  They fasten you onto a sliding table that takes you into a long cylinder tube.  Then the noise begins.  A lot of tapping, groaning, and whirring even after ear plugs to help dull the noise.  Twenty minutes later they pulled me out to give me the contrast injection.  I was then placed in the tube for another 10 minutes.  And then I was done.  Mostly painless, and mostly boring.


Friday I received the results.  I have a cyst in my sinus that will have to one day be removed, but that has nothing to do with tingles.  My blood tests came back normal.  And my brain is also normal, but normal is relative, right? 


A few days after the MRI the tingling has vanished just as suddenly as it came.  If I start to tingle in the bad way, not the good way, then I am to go straight to a neurologist.  I guess my primary care provider doesn't want to deal with my normal again!

13 comments:

Kimberly said...

Phew, I'm glad everything was "normal". I have heard those MRIs are claustrophobic and noisy. If that (and yelling about shoes all day long) didn't make you crazy, not much will. :)

Karen said...

Glad it was good news, with a normal MRI and now the tingling is gone too.
Were you claustraphobic in the MRI? I'd have to get one of the open ones, I could NEVER lay in that tube, I would freak out, I don't even like elevators.

Laura said...

YIKES!!! none of that stuff is ever good, glad they didn't anything serious, you better get that cyst taken care of soon. And I hope all the tingling goes away and never comes back!!!!

Laura said...

YIKES!!! none of that stuff is ever good, glad they didn't anything serious, you better get that cyst taken care of soon. And I hope all the tingling goes away and never comes back!!!!

Jason said...

Yikes. I don't like the sound of those bad tingles. Will you us know the next time you have those good tingles? Please?

Jason said...

I like your blog header a lot! Don't go changing it yet again. I need that sense of security that a predictable blog header will give me.

anonymous said...

I had a similar experience. My MRI also came back normal (and yes it was very claustrophobic so I sang Primary Songs in my head the whole time). After running lots of tests which were all normal, my doctor said to exercise. The problems seemed to go away as I lost some weight. But I put it back on. Then about a year ago, I had a lightbulb came on and researched peripheral neuropathy. My doctor agreed and gave me a prescription which has greatly helped. And now I have to get some weight off to finish it off.

kristin fougeron said...

That is way tooo scary Katrine ...

kristin fougeron said...

That is way tooo scary Katrine ...

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Just came over here from The Jason Show's Single Sentence Soup--glad to hear everything is normal-well, relatively so.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Just came over here from The Jason Show's Single Sentence Soup--glad to hear everything is normal-well, relatively so.

kira Shelton said...

man. you gave me a scare. I hope the bad tingles don't come back.

kira Shelton said...

man. you gave me a scare. I hope the bad tingles don't come back.

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