Okay, some of you probably think I dropped off the face of the earth.....but I didn't. And I have been keeping up with all of you....read all the alerts for journals and groups. But I have had very little PC time and have not invested in going to pages and leaving comments.......sorry! :(
Well, Pete had the Carotid Ultrasound....but he didn't have any MRI! They tried him in the regular machine.....no way. Then they moved him to the "open" one....yet still when that camera that Pete called the "cage" came in front of his face....uhuh, no way! He felt awful, was nervous and shaky. We went outside and walked and he had a snack and he thought he had himself together, so we go back in, but nope. They suggested we call his Doctor and reschedule with a pain pill or nerve pill to take before hand. We called, but the doctor said "Nope!".......So we went again on Friday. Pete was well rested, full, less sick. He took a full dose of Benedryl beforehand. Thought he would be relaxed and groggy and it would be okay this time.....but, NOPE. So we are backing up and scheduling CT scans of his brain instead. Not nearly as good information wise, yet much better than no look inside.
Who would have figured it!?!? He has never shown any indication of being claustraphobic. He has worked up high in the air too...but he'll flat out tell you he doesn't really like heights. He has stood rock still and faced a charging watercosin down. He has calmly inserted his saliva wettened thumb into the end of a burning gas can to extinguish the fire. Things normal folks can't do without freaking out.
Well, no foul here. He gave it his very best shot, more than once. They said that 2 out of 5 people can't do it.....at least not awake. That's over a third of the folks who try! That's a lot.
Maybe I'll get back to a semi-normal schedule this next week. Just know that I adore you all and will make my way around to comment, IM, or send a private e-mail as soon as I can.