Went for the MR scan yesterday armed with everybodys excellent advice and good wishes.
There was an hours delay on the scans.Didn't feel too bad even when they put a cannula in my hand.Had to wait in my cubicle for another 30 mins until it was my turn.I told them I had RA.
The problems started when I was asked to kneel on the table and lie face down as the scan was on my breasts.I haven't been able to kneel for a few years now and can't take my weight on my wrists either.The nurse said just to do my best.The table looked like Everest to me.
I shuffled and manoeuvered into position.I felt like a beached whale.I couldn't have headphones because my head had to be facing sideways so I could breathe.
I'm so glad I posted a question on the site as I really needed all the help to stop me panicking.I was in the machine for 30mins.No-one spoke to me other than to say they were putting the dye through.It seemed like forever.
When I was finally released from the tube I couldn't move.I had to force my elbows underneath me to try and lift from the table.I finally sat upright.The nurse was standing next to the table.I had to ask her to help me down.
I survived the scan but felt so helpless.It made me realise what limitations RA puts on us.Am really sore all over today.I'm no spring chicken but it did make me wonder how the elderley cope when they have to undergo these procedures.
Just hope I don't have to go for another one any time soon.xxx