PROJECT: 05-DJC:174.9

This is Deirdre's Breast Cancer Diary. I try to update this blog at least every evening. This is an easy way for me to keep a journal of the experience, and at the same time, I can keep my friends and family up-to-date on what is going on. I find it is not so bad to have cancer, but it is awfully depressing to talk about it. I hope you laugh as you read along. You can find the beginning in February ...in the archives. Thanks again for reading :o)

Sunday, March 06, 2005

MRI Details

Have you seen the Exorcist? Do you remember the part where Regan gets the MRI? ...and there is this reeeeally loud banging sound while the MRI pictures are being taken? Neither do I. BUT, my sister Arlene says it's in there. (I watched most of The Exorcist though my fingers) Well, THAT is what my MRI experience was all about. Jennifer, my MRI Technician, had me climb up onto the ledge that would slide me into the MRI hole right after I put my breasts through these holes that look like muffin cups! Kinda like breasticles. I was a little scared...after I got them in the cups, she slid me back into the MRI hole....but I got this feeling like I was in a meat slicer. Like it was a mastectomy machine! YIKES! Well, not to worry. She said she got some beautiful pictures. (?) Yeah. Anyway...It took about an hour to get through all of the *sequences* (pictures). Whew! When we were done it felt like it might feel if I were to go deaf. I am kidding. It was loud, though. Jennifer gave me earplugs and she spoke to me in the tube throughout the entire 30 minutes it took for the MRI.

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