MRI scan results.
For the first few seconds nothing seemed to be happening. Then it started - a loud drumming noise that went on and on. Finally that stopped and was replaced by a high pitched noise. Then the drumming again. More odd noises interspersed with drumming. I hate to think what it would have been like without the ear plugs. I've since been told they used to play music to drown out the sound of the machinery, but it didn't work, so now they use ear plugs. I was just at the point where I was ready to squeeze my bulb-thing and scream for help when a disembodied voice floated above me saying it was just about over and thanks for my patience.
Phew! I took a minute or so to get my balance when I got off that table, but the nurses didn't seem surprised.
I suppose it was worth the effort though, to get the incredible images of my neck that shows "multi-level degenerative changes" in much more detail than the previous CT scans and X rays. Anyway, the good news is that in the words of the neurosurgeon's letter to my GP -
Gina keeps things under control with acupuncture, osteopathy, chiropractory and myotherapy. I think she is doing a good job with this and there is no indication for surgery. I am happy to discharge her from my care.
Isn't that nice to be told by an expert that you are doing a good job looking after yourself?