With me, I just tune out. Getting up was hard for me too. I felt dizzy for a moment. Wished they'd give you more time to "get with it" before walking. Glad you had someone to drive...
Hope you post or e-mail tomorrow.
At Mon, 14 Jun 1999, Christine M. Smith wrote:
>Well, the MRI over and it was as awful as I was prepared for! The
>confinement wasn't too bad, I kept my eyes closed for the most part,
>taking a peek now and then. Lying on the table wasn't too bad either-it
>was softer than an xray table
>and she put foam wedges under my knees and elbows. She gave me
>earphones. The only problem was that I couldn't hear the tapes!
>The noise was tremendous. First the jack hammer, then the machine gun.
>It was done in 5 and 10 minute increments, which was better than the 30
>minutes straight. When I got out I could hardly walk. I'm still weak
>and shaky, don't know if that was from the valium or the stress. Next
>time I think I would take the 10mg valium. I had a real hard time
>controlling my breathing. The noise was so scary! I'm going to take my
>other valium right now and go to bed.
>She didn't offer to tell me anything other than "You're all set now!"
>but to tell you the truth, I felt so awful all I wanted to do was get
>out of there fast.
>Talk to you later,