I like to think I am a fairly courageous sort of person. However, when placed in the tight confines of an MRI machine, head clamped firmly into place, I found myself in paroxysms of fear. Ear plugs failed to dull the jackhammer-esque sound effects and, despite squeezing my eyes shut and thinking of the mother country, I was terrified. The soothing tones of the technician did little to abate my fear.
“You’re moving. Stop swallowing. Don’t shake.”
I pointed out that my muscles were in spasm due to the neck injury which required the MRI in the first place and, oh yes, I was a wee bitty nervous.
“Try harder to stay still. Right, I’ll have to do that one again. I can’t get ANY decent images.”
In the end, I found that I had endured the whole MRI experience without any useful results. I have been required to rebook “with sedation”. I am not a fan of sedation. Do any Rioters have experience with MRI under sedation and can you advise me what to expect?