Saturday, 13 August 2011
Getting my head examined...
So, after a few migraines I went to GP and was referred to neurologist and he had an MRI done. Seems all is normal, phew.
Getting an MRI seems to be now as routine as an X-ray, but safer and takes a bit longer. Took around 20 minutes for my MRI of my brain.
Basically, you lie down on a bed, which then goes in to a machine. Cunning use of mirrors means you can see out and so feel a tad less claustrophobic in the process, but it is a small tube you go in to.
Music in headphones, but the machine is noisy. You have to lie still which is a pain, but all in all pretty simply.
So seems to be just a migraine or two. Good news. Could so easily have been a tumour or mini-stroke, but it seems not. I am pleased to say all is well.
I was surprised how many friends and relatives have had an MRI. This was my first. Yes, X-rays I have had many times as a kid. But MRIs were not around then. Impressive stuff, and they gave me a CD with the images...