L is for Lie Back And Think Of England

L should actually be for MRI but tomorrow's M is already taken and this seemed to fit quite well, despite the coarse nature of the original meaning of the expression, so apologies for that.

On Monday I went for a Lumbar MRI and after all the prep for it I had a panic attack and had to be pulled out quite quickly.

I was quite cross with myself for my reaction, especially once I had calmed down about an hour later and thought rationally about it. I realised that my head would be going no further in the tube than it had been at the beginning, so there wasn't anything to get excited about, I just needed to calm down and lie back and think of England.

Thankfully another appointment was set up for this morning with a sedative to "take the edge off". I also took advice from a number of friends who have had MRIs and decided to use a sleep mask and noise cancelling headphones.

It also helped to know that all of The Gathering's members were praying for me along with a lot of friends around the world and that definitely helped.

I'm happy to report that the whole thing was over in 30 minutes, I was calm throughout and whilst I wouldn't say I enjoyed it, it was far from being a traumatic experience. And if I ever need one again I know what to do. 

This post is part of a series in the Blogging From A To Z Challenge, April 2021.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, now I see your trauma! Sorry to hear you needed a lumbar MRI, and I hope it finds the problem and you get sorted out quickly.

    Thanks for visiting my Guest Post at the AtoZ today.

    Jemima Pett


Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, we really appreciate it!

Anyone can comment and all comments will appear after word verification.

Spam will be dealt with appropriately.

(Apologies for the temporary glitch of being unable to reply directly to comments, I'm working on this)