So I FINALLY went for my MRI appointment! This was my first brain scan and boy was it weird!! First off, the tech put headphones on me to try and drown out the loud noises from the MRI machine (they are very loud!). Then, I couldn’t move for about an hour… even midway through the scanning when the IV was put in my arm- this was a challenge. Throughout the scanning (before and after the dye) I felt a weird tugging and “soupiness” sensation in my brain. The closest thing I could liken it to is when you’re on an airplane and the altitude levels shift- you know that feeling your brain has from the changing of the pressure; a little light headed but not painful, well I felt like that for the majority of the time. But then I started feeling waves of electrodes (the things they use to contract muscles at the chiropractor). It started above my ear on either side of my head and traveled up to the top of my head. I dismissed it thinking it could’ve been from the headphones. But then I could feel the machine scanning from the tip of my nose to the top of my forehead; it felt like sinus pressure and then when it got to my forehead, it felt like a string was attached to my brain and it was being tugged on through my forehead… I know it sounds really weird! Ha ha! So after the whole procedure was done, I asked the tech about the sensations I was having. He looked at me like I had two heads and told me it was impossible (then went on to explain the whole science behind the magnetic imaging, protons, neutrons, yada yada)- in all his 20+ years he’s never heard of that happening. I wasn’t going to argue but I was 99.9% sure I wasn’t going crazy. When I arrived home I started to feel very sleepy like I couldn’t even keep my eyes open. So I took a nap for 45 minutes. When I woke up, I had a very slight pressure headache. So I decided to go to Google! Sure enough, other people have reported feeling the same way! So glad I wasn’t imagining things! LOL

The results should arrive back by the beginning of next week. Whatever the results, my God is in control. Thank you for your continued prayers and support!

Romans 8:26-28 Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.

I've never seen this side of me before!

I’ve never seen this side of me before!

4 thoughts on “MRI …FINALLY!

  1. Juli you and your husband are so brave, thanks for sharing this journey with us, you have taught me a lot about faith, patience and resting in God’ timing. You are always in my prayers. Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.


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