Sunday, 4 July 2010

Big day tomorrow, my MRI scan! Well, not such a big day, after all I get no results tomorrow, they come between 2 to 3 weeks later. Now that will be a VERY big day! I've never had an MRI scan before but I have talked to people who have. You are stuck in a claustrophobic white tunnel for over an hour, only in sound contact through earphones with the radiologist. I am told it's a bit noisy and to have a good wee beforehand, because once you're in there you could short circuit the equipment if you became anxious! I have to inform them if I have any metal parts in my body, so will try to avoid areas of conflict today! There could also be a problem if my weight is more than 30 stone; I tend to agree with that!
I have become a world leading expert in prostate cancer; well you do, don't you? I ran pubs for 20 years and worked in aircraft engineering for 10 years, but I know more about cancer in 3 weeks than I learnt about those two professions in 30 years! I've decided that I must be a very lazy learner. If it matters, my brain will retain it, if it doesn't then I don't even try. I knew there was something wrong when I was a teenager. I could never remember whether to get on the number 7, 7A, 8 or 9 to get me home during the day. But at 2am, drunk as a skunk in a disco, if a girl gave me her 12 digit phone number and address, it would be etched on my memory, even when I was trying to hold down my egg butty the following morning!
I have a +90% survival chance over 5 years. Apparently, the average person has a +99% survival chance over 5 years. Who is that average person? Is he one of the people shot in Cumbria by a taxi driver a few weeks ago? Was she on one of the buses, blown up outside a mosque in Pakistan last week? Or maybe they were in the Twin Towers when those planes hit? The average person.....is that you?

4 comments:

  1. Good luck tomorrow! hopefully you'll find the experience ok.. I know people who found it a little uneasy, however i had a 30 minute MRI not so long ago and have to say that i found it absolutely fine :) a little strange to say the least - being in a big tube & not being able to move (dont get an itch!! haha) whilst there also sounds like someones doing roadworks with a big drill nearby! :) but they generally pipe music into it for you, and i found that after a few minutes my thoughts took me off some place else - and before i knew it, it was finished!

    Did you manage to lose weight for it then..? .. last time i saw you, you were definitely tipping the scales at 31 stone id say ;)

    Anyway - text me when youre out & let me know how you got on!! .. or before you go in if you want a distracting yak! :) .. is Beverly going with you?

    Ooh.. Youll be happy to see im still 2nd place on the fantasy footie team :-D haha.. at least youre above mum now so only 3 more ladies to beat! ;) xxx

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  2. Thanks Luci, not too worried about the MRI, it's the result eeekkkk! I'm sure I will squeeze in somehow! Beverley not going with me but she will when I get the results. Yea, the footie! You can be really fucked on transfers at the end hey? One of my reserves now is a South Korean player worth 3 million!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  3. Ahh let's see PEACEFUL MRI SCAN WITH MUSIC v SCHOOL SPORTS DAY..........mmmmm I think you might be the winner there Sencier!!!!

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  4. Great, this is nice thought to introduce among people. You are doing good job..

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