Saturday, May 30, 2009



Well, the MRI testing I went through today was not as bad as I thought. It was very scary but everything scares me. My doctor was kind enough to request an open MRI. I kept my eyes shut tight and dreamed of being on the beach. My mental pictures were fabulous. I also got to listen to country music. That was wonderful!! If the music was show tunes I would have been happier but country music runs a close second so all was well.
I had the loving support of kind friends there and I can't tell you how much that helped me through this. My circle of friends have been with me through so much that, "thank you", just doesn't seem like enough to say. I think I will shop for something nice for them as a token of appreciation.
In the online game of Second Life, I went to visit the University of Wisconsin. They have a fabulous health building. They seem to offer classes too. I saw the building where there is a MRI room and a X-Ray room.
In case you are wondering what MRI stands for and what it is. Here is some information for you.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used to evaluate the lumbar region for bone degeneration or injury or disease in tissues and nerves, muscles, ligaments, and blood vessels. MRI scanning equipment creates a magnetic field around the body strong enough to temporarily realign water molecules in the tissues. Radio waves are then passed through the body to detect the “relaxation” of the molecules back to a random alignment and trigger a resonance signal at different angles within the body. A computer processes this resonance into either a three-dimensional picture or a two-dimensional “slice” of the tissue being scanned, and differentiates between bone, soft tissues and fluid-filled spaces by their water content and structural properties. This noninvasive procedure is often used to identify a condition requiring prompt surgical treatment.

Uncle... Uncle!

Oh my gosh, I never thought I would be in this much pain from a body part. Not since the birth of my child have I been in this much pain. Just when you think there is no hope, enter a ray of hope. I hope my aging body parts get it together real soon but it's enough to make you cry, "Uncle, uncle!!", to make it all stop and go away. Unfortunately, my pain is saying, "Uncle who?" Well, I try to relax in the thought that help is on the way. I hope you NEVER experience this pain. Take care of you!

Enjoy Life

Working Hard

I don't think I've worked like this in a long time. I am still having fun or else I wouldn't do this. You know, even though this is a great deal of work, the feelings I have about my work makes all worth it.
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