Tonight I’m off to get an MRI and MRA to check on the status of my brain aneurysm – whoop! One year ago a surgeon filled my brain with platinum, (the procedure is called “coiling”), in order to keep my aneurysm from bursting – eek! I was actually very lucky because when I was in the hospital for cancer treatment my doctors accidentally stumbled upon my aneurysm while scanning my body. Who said cancer doesn’t have a silver lining?!
I always come prepared to these scans with a pocketful of pills. Lying in an enclosed, small space for 45 minutes while the MRI machine pounds you with loud noises – which sound like punk rock combined with power tools – is not ideal for anxious types like myself. Six months ago at my last brain scan, several poor souls in the waiting room started to freak out with nervousness. The nurse told them that they should have asked their doctors for a sedative before coming to their appointment – nice! I was tempted to share my stash with them, but since I’m not completely insane I didn’t. Personally I think the waiting room should come equipped with a Chill Pill dispenser. The pills, or “dolls” as I like to call them (watch “Valley of The Dolls” if you haven’t already), could be kept in this fabulous canister by Jonathan Adler:
To shop his whole selection: