Well today was the MRI. I'd love to tell you it was cool, with all kinds of nifty medical equipment... but MRIs are really boring.
If you've ever looked under the hood of a '67 and a '04 Corvette, you'll understand the difference. Under the hood of a '67, it's a mass of cool stuff! Hoses, wires, fans, belts, bolts, filters, chrome, rubber and wire. Under the hood of an '04, it's basically a bunch of flat plastic that you are not supposed to remove. It's freakin' boring.
That's pretty much an MRI. It's freakin' boring. It's a featureless plastic donut with a motorized shelf in front of it. They give you some ear plugs (because it's loud), they give you a blanket (because it's cold), you lie down, they stick this collar thing over your head and roll you into the machine. It makes a lot of clanging and clunking noises and they then roll you out. No drama at all, unless you're claustrophobic. There's even a little mirror in front of your eyes so you can look in the technician's window. Which isn't very exciting.
I did have to get an injection with "a heavy metal in a saline solution" to help the resolution on the last two tests. I was kind of hoping to avoid needles today, but oh well. On the plus side, I didn't have to wear the embarrassing medical gown.
One down, three to go.
If there is one thing a remote-controlled, silent and unseeable surveillance/killing machine needs, it’s more whimsy. -- Marcus