Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Head Cold & MRI

No, I don't have such a bad head cold I had to have an MRI! I do have a cold, which is why you haven't seen anything new in a couple of days-mostly I just want to go to bed!!

I did have an MRI today. I have had neck and shoulder pain for 15 years. It hasn't been fun, but it's never been really bad. About three months ago, my right arm just started hurting all the time. Pretty bad pain some days, and lots of Advil every day. The doc x-rayed my neck, but didn't see anything too bad there. The radiologist called for an MRI. I should have results by Friday.

I drove to the hospital by myself this morning. It's an hour away and I had to take a personal day. I told DH he didn't need to come, people get MRIs all the time. I was pretty nervous, and I let the guy get me all set up and loaded into the tube. Then I made him get me out. He was very nice and did an admirable job of getting me settled, and promised that he would get me out every three minutes. Of course I was telling myself to quit being such a big ninny, and how stupid it would be to miss a day's work for naught. I convinced myself I could stand it for three minutes. I have, after all, given birth three times. Surely that is harder than lying in a noisy tube for three minutes.

I hated being in there so much, I couldn't remember the words to It Is Well With My Soul, or The Lord's Prayer! Freaked out I was, yes indeedy. But, there is one thing about being a Christian I'd like to point out: PEACE. It doesn't matter if you are stressing and can't remember the words. The Holy Spirit then becomes your translator and takes all your heartfelt thoughts and wishes straight to God. Then, ONLY because you had faith, not because you did anything to deserve it, you get PEACE. How cool is that? Free peace, ripe for the taking! It sure does come in handy to know people in high places! **I know, I'm such a name dropper!!!**

I can't figure out how to get a YouTube video on my blog, but if you'd like to hear a couple of beautiful renditions of this classic hymn, check out, "It Is Well With My Soul" by the Issacs, Wintley Phipps or Mahalia Jackson. Mahalia was a world famous gospel singer, the Phipps version comes with a quick and pretty neat story at the start, and the Issacs version is incredibly beautiful.

Hopefully I'll be up to creating again tomorrow! Hugs to you all!!



~amy~ said...

Oh Carla...take care of yourself!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Feel better! The cards can wait......take care of yourself first!

Etha said...

ugh, not nice :(
I've had many MRIs...back surgery :) I hope they find something to help your pain!! this is no fun to deal with, especially over such a long time. keep us updated!! HUGS :)

Christi said...

Oh man Carla I am so sorry! I just read your comment on my blog and had to see if you were ok! I have had an MRI and it is NOT fun at all. I hope that the results can help find out what is causing your pain so you can be healed. I'll be praying for you! {{{HUGS}}}

Patti Gingrich said...

I'm so sorry you had to go through that Carla. I've had several MRIs and CTs for my sinus disease. They are nerve racking, but necessary sometimes to get to the bottom of things.

You are right on about God's peace. My dearest friend sent me this verse this week, I'll share it with you "God's far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus." ~Philippians 4:7

This verse helped me through a rough week. I hope it's helpful to you as you await your results.

Hugs~ Patti

Carolina said...

Oh no Carla sorry to read about your recent visit to the docs...hope they find out where the pain is coming from. BIG HUGS!!!

Savor the Journey said...

Oh my word, Carla. I know exactly what you mean. I experienced that MRI for neck/shoulder/arm in 2001. The MRI was such a bad experience and you're told to 'lie very still'. I mistakenly opened my eyes to realize how close my nose was to touching the top of the chamber. I was only still by the hands of God. I prayed through the entire time that He would help me to lie still when I most wanted OUT of there. I hope all turns out well for you. There is 'light' after that 'tunnel', I promise.


Kathyc on SCS said...

Oh my, your post really shook me up! Strange the way a certain paragragh can hit you sometimes! I'm so glad that peace came to you when it did,(IF NOT SOONER); what a relief to find out we're not alone! Hope all is well now.

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