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Martin60
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Selfishly glad you're still here Rossweisse. Keep it up.


SusanDoris.

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SusanDoris

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Doone - Thank you.
quote:
Originally posted by Martin60:
Selfishly glad you're still here Rossweisse. Keep it up.


SusanDoris.

Well, curiosity means that I have to ask if you could please explain the layout of your post! A comment to Ross Weisse, then two blank lines then my name. I quite understand that as an ancient person, I've probably missed something!

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I imagine (not wishing to delve too deeply into the labyrinthine mind of Martin...) that it's a list of people he's praying for...

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Martin60
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quote:
Originally posted by SusanDoris:
Doone - Thank you.
quote:
Originally posted by Martin60:
Selfishly glad you're still here Rossweisse. Keep it up.


SusanDoris.

Well, curiosity means that I have to ask if you could please explain the layout of your post! A comment to Ross Weisse, then two blank lines then my name. I quite understand that as an ancient person, I've probably missed something!
It's an understated acknowledgement SusanDoris. Sorry for the lack of clarity. Should have added a candle or two.

[ 07. August 2017, 09:55: Message edited by: Martin60 ]

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Anselmina
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Do candles in Hell have to shine even brighter than usual?! [Votive]

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SusanDoris

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Martin - thank you for reply. Not sure that I would have seen the candles actually!! [Smile]

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Kyzyl

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Ross, I'm glad you're ornery. But then I knew that waaay back on AOL in another century.

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For storage jars and all others [Votive]

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Rossweisse

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Thank you, Kyzyl.

I have to return to the hospital for another set of MRIs on Wednesday. Dammit.

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Best of luck with those MRIs - I've one due at the end of this month. Fun, aren't they?

[Paranoid]

IJ

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I had my first MRI last week, on my knee. Damn, those things are noisy. The earplugs they gave me were worthless.

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Bishops Finger
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My first MRI took me by surprise - I didn't realise how LOUD the noise would be!

After a little while, though, I began to (sort of) enjoy what sounded like a cross between heavy metal and something by Arvo Part.... [Ultra confused]

IJ

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Brenda Clough
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I have a friend who has had several brain MRIs, and she has learned to fall asleep.

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Bishops Finger
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Wow. That's some achievement!

[Overused]

Another way of using a potentially unpleasant experience in a positive manner.

IJ

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Rossweisse

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I actually find that MRIs and other scans provide a good opportunity for purposeful prayer. The earplugs are a necessity with an MRI, though.

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It's a good opportunity to recite poetry; not so good for composing it. Some odd things can go on in your mind while it's happening, but they sometimes offer a sedative, though I'm not sure if that's a good idea - haven't tried it yet.

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Bishops Finger
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Earplugs, yes indeed, though I find they only help to shut out the noise.

I'm glad, though, that others find MRI scans give them time for positive thoughts, prayer, etc. etc.
[Cool]

IJ

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Martin60
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quote:
Originally posted by SusanDoris:
Martin - thank you for reply. Not sure that I would have seen the candles actually!! [Smile]

Indeed! I didn't hear the smile, doesn't your software say 'votive'? Or do the colons (!) interfere. [Votive] How does your personal Steven Hawking say 'colonvotivecolon'?

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Rossweisse

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After three hours in the MRI coffin, I think I may have a hint of understanding what it's like to be shell-shocked - even with earplugs and headphones.

But although the cancer has indeed spread higher into my spine, it's not the cause of my lower back pain; that's a fractured bone in my sacrum. There's nothing to be done for it, but at least it's not life-threatening, unlike the cancer. We take what we can get.

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SusanDoris

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Rossweisse

Oh dear, I am so sorry to hear that news.
For the lower back pain, is there some kind of support brace you could have?

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Twilight

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quote:
Originally posted by Rossweisse:
After three hours in the MRI coffin, I think I may have a hint of understanding what it's like to be shell-shocked - even with earplugs and headphones.


What torture! I thought my last, 45 minute, session was about as long as anyone should have to ever tolerate.

So sorry about all of that.


[Frown] [Frown] [Frown]

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Martin60
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Rossweisse

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Three HOURS.....!!

[Eek!] [Eek!] [Eek!]

So sorry to hear of the added spinal problem.

[Votive]

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Rossweisse

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Hell might possibly be eternity in an MRI machine.

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Bishops Finger
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Yes, with the rhythm changing suddenly every so often, just as you're getting used to it...

[Paranoid]

IJ

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mdijon
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I knew someone who recovered from an illness that put them through a period where most of their brain had stopped working and they needed naso-gastric feeding. They recovered and, unsurprisingly, couldn't remember anything about their illness or time in hospital apart from the last week before discharge.

But they did remember being put in a tunnel with a very loud thumping noise. It's clearly an experience that makes an impression.

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Bishops Finger
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It certainly does!

But, like many things in life, it's what you make of it. Now that I know what to expect, I'm not scared or apprehensive (though I was first time round, more because of fear of what the scan might reveal, than the actual mechanics). On the contrary, I find the experience interesting, and, hopefully, informative. Perhaps I should get out more....

Of course, I'd rather not have had a brain tumour, with the collateral brain damage (slight, but noticeable), but at least it turned out not to be cancerous.

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