Hi friends I had my second MRI scan yesterday and once again it was horrible.The first one I had was at Yeovil hospital and I was squashed into the scanner head first. It lasted for around 30 minutes stopping every 10 minutes or so and I was asked each time if I was O.K. I could do a little shuffle to try to get comfy again, but not much room.
Yesterday I had my second scan at Shepton Mallett hospital, and I went inothe scanner feet first this time, but I had to place my arms on my chest as it was so tight in there. The sides of the scanner did feel fairly soft on my arms but there was no room at all with the top of the scanner about 6 inches from my face. I was in there for 45 minutes with no break. I had a panic buzzer in my hand which I could press if I needed to, but to be honest I just wanted to get it over with as soon as possible.So I couldnt move a muscle all that time.
Now I know I am "well rounded" at 14 stone, but how on earth do larger people get into these machines? are the sides flexible?
I just hope and pray I never have to endure another scan EVER!! Hopefully they will now find something they can do to ease my terrible pain. My specialist has told me he thinks I have "greater tronconderic pain syndrome" (think thats how its spelled) due to a nasty fall last summer.
As if its not enough having fibro, plus osteo arthritis. Katy