So, I had an MRI today for my migraines. I had to go in on Monday to fill out the paperwork and they asked me a series of questions, like did I had a pacemaker or heart monitor or random metal in my eye? Really? Random metal in my eye? Like would I know if I had random metal in my eye? I wasn't so sure about that one. I told them I didn't think so but wondered what woudl happen if I did.
I don't usually watch House, the TV show, but have seen a couple episodes. I watched about 15 minutes of one where a lady was getting an MRI and they asked if she had any metal in her body. She said no, but she was trying to commit suicide. She had metal pins in her legs and when they did the MRI, the machine sucked the metal out of her legs. I started thinking that if I did have random metal in my eyes, it would suck my eyes out! I guess that would stop the migrianes!
So, I asked the technician today and he said that House has some problems, the least of which is the overexagerations. He said he has never seen a doctor come in to actually run a test on a patient. He said that iron workers and metal shop workers and people who actually work with metal might get a piece of metal in their eye, but someone like me who is just walking along probably wouldn't get a random piece of metal in my eye. Why don't they just ask if you are an iron worker then? Why do they have to scare you like that? They should have asked me if a sewing machine needle has ever broken on me! There's how I could have gotten a random piece of metal in my eye :)
But, my eyeballs didn't get sucked out of my head and I survived the MRI.
I had a terrible migraine today but I didn't want to take any medicine because I figured that if I got the MRI while having a migraine, they might be able to see the problem with my head better. You know, how when your car is making a terrible sound and then you take it in to get fixed and it won't make the sound? Well, my head certainly was making some noise today! Every trigger to get a migraine happened today. Stuffy room, overheated, donut, perfume sprayed almost right in my face, fire alarm went off, had to go out in the cold and rain, stress from the vice principal coming in to watch me teach with a migraine. Yeah, that will do it for sure!
I just hope they look and go Oh, here is the problem. Let's just do this and we will fix the problem. But not take my eyeballs out. That would be a bummer. Or make me exercise. That would be a bummer too. Or make me stop eating chocolate. Or make me stop quilting. Or get a real job where I don't get vacations every couple of weeks :)