Monthly Archives: April 2020

Ride of the Valkyries and MRI’s

Today was my three monthly check in. Show up at the hospital at 6:45 for a 7 O’clock MRI. I was first in a line up to get in the hospital. Temperature checked, questions asked about my health and if I had been overseas or interstate in the last 14 days. I was concerned with the line up, because it seemed like some people didn’t understand social distancing or realise that the X on the ground were to mark where we should stand.

The elevators were a bit tricky, its fine if you work at the hospital, but for those of us who don’t we didn’t know that it was two per car. Maybe a sign out the front would have warned us. I got into an elevator car and walked to the back corner, two hospital staff jumped in and said that we had too many. I was there first so I thought one of them would get out, but no. So I huddled in my corner saying something about I was here first and am not going to be moved around. Maybe that was a bit petty of me, but sheesh, they could of stopped their conversation and split up or even let another person in. So the three of us rode up, luckily I was only going up one floor.

The reception at the MRI area was lovely, no handing her the letter, just show it and take it back. Stand on the X and wait. No paper work given to me, apparently that was for other staff to print off and give to me. This is just making more work for other staff, but I guess in these COVID19 days you just follow the rules.

My name was called and I went in for my MRI, It was quick, but it usually is when I go in so early. No staff had on masks, which I found comforting as they can look bloody scary when you have to deal with strange people with masks.

I had my cannula put in so that I can have contrast, again staff were so lovely and nice, filled out my questionnaire and away I went.

The machine is my friend, I have been in this thing so many times over the years. Every time I go, I choose the music to play. I usually want something that I know so that I can keep focus when the noise builds up. Today it was Wagner, just to put me in the right frame of mind for the rest of the day

All done for another 3 months, such fun