Posted by Mike R (18.104.22.168) on July 31, 2001 at 23:14:29:
I went for for an MRI today. It was the so called "open" type of MRI,but I wigged out after being in the machine for 30 seconds.
I`ve had panic and anxiety attacks before,but havent dealt with them in quite a while.
I was fine when they put that plastic cage on my head,but I really started to lose my shit when the machine started sliding me into the rectangular pizza oven.
I guess the tech could see I was having a problem because she asked if I wanted to get out of the machine. I told her that if I didnt get out of this thing right now I`m gonna go on a rampage like the incredible Hulk.
She said I`m certainly not the first guy to bail out of an MRI,but I couldnt help but feeling like an asshole and a total wimp.
She said that my nuero should have offered me a prescription for some valium before my appointment.
I think my flipping out was also due to the fact that this might show theres a tumor or something in my head. "out of sight ,out of mind" is my motto.
I have to make another appointment and try this again pretty soon. I`m gonna prepare myself for it this time by making a box out of cardboard with dimensions as close to the MRI as I can remember and practice laying in it. If I get to the point when I can take an hour and a half in the box,i`m sure I can take an hour in the machine.
This CH bullshit just gets better and better!
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