After a week of potential COVID, I was thinking that I may have had to cancel said MRI.
That was scheduled for 19:10 on a Saturday night! The demand ruins weekends. For good reason to be fair.
However, I received a phone call on that Saturday morning asking if I'd accept an earlier slot of 12:00. Hell yeah! Saturday night alive again.
I'm not missing the possible cancellation reason: I woke up on that day (for the 2nd time since actually falling asleep) feeling SO much better than the Friday before!
After explaining that I had been home testing with LFTs (lateral flow test) with Negative results to the caller, I was told that if I did one before going to the Freeman with a Negative result, I could safely get the scan!
To the scan.
- In a mobile MRI unit at an unusual venue, I was a tad anxious; that anxiety proved of no worth thankfully.
- I found where to go, checked in at the reception and was taken to the scanner.
- Up some stairs with handrails, thankfully.
- What I did NOT see were little steps going into the main 'room' front door and then the main scanner area!
- Thankfully I didn't fall.
Nor was I warned about them though. Yellow card.
So that was a 1st Saturday MRI* (I think) having had a couple on a Sunday before!
What a scanning journey I live!
*Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a type of scan that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the body.
An MRI scanner is a large tube that contains powerful magnets. You lie inside the tube during the scan.