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Kellogg’s Week #5 and an MRI

Kellogg’s Week #5 post and an MRI have nothing in common, other than they are happening on the same day.

If you click over to my review/giveaway page, you’ll have a chance to win this weeks $100 Visa Gift card, courtesy of BlogHer and Kellogg’s.  You’ll also see some of our summer highlights (and I blissfully managed to leave all the medical minutia out of it).  You’ll also see some interesting breakfast concoctions that my children have come up with.

I’m at the Mayo Clinic, and went for my scheduled MRI (with contrast) this morning at dark thirty.  The (with contrast) part simply means that they stick an IV into me (YEAH, THEY FOUND A VEIN WITHOUT HAVING TO LANCE AN ARTERY) and then after I was trapped in the MRI refrigerator machine for about 2 hours 20 minutes, they inserted some dye into my IV to show contrast and then they stuck me in the machine for another 15 days minutes.

I fully expect to begin glowing in the dark.  I guess that’s the contrast part.  How I look in day-glo colors.

I have a meeting with the Mayo Rheumatologist this afternoon.  As that infamous governator once said, “I’ll be back.”

8 Responses to Kellogg’s Week #5 and an MRI

  • Yowser! You are really going through a lot. It will be worth it though when they finally find out what needs to be done to give you relief. Hope it happens soon.


  • DeeDee,
    Praying that the Lord will open the eyes of your physicians, reveal to them what the problem is, and bring you complete healing!! Amen!

    Fallbrook, CA

  • Don’t know what to say, exactly, but wanted to say something so you know that I am thinking of and praying for you with the deepest concern and sympathy. You broke my heart the other day when you just slipped in the line “Now that I’m losing control of my right arm…”

    Are you getting the help you need in terms of regular life stuff and your husband’s work situation? Praying for those things – for ministering angels to rise up around you.

  • Oh I feel your pain! I heard a definition of compassion is “your pain in my heart.” And the thought of an iv and/or an mri is a big pain. I’m so adverse to being poked I refused drugs when I had both girls..because they would have to poke me. 🙂 With the second birth, I didn’t even have an iv.

  • You had an MRI and after they pulled you out they put you back in? I am having a panic attack just at the thought. They will never, ever get me back in one of those things unless they sedate me.
    I am still praying for you, your family and your physicians. As Tracy said, that the Lord will open their eyes to the answers that you seek.

  • I do love your senseof humor in all of this, I don’t think I could be so witty.. Praying for you as well.

  • Dear DeeDee,

    You are in our prayers and thoughts. You are handling what is a most certainly stressful and frustrating time with great grace and humor on top of that. You are truly one of the most gifted writers out of all the blogs I peruse on a daily basis; you always make me laugh (and I especially get a kick out of hearing about little Jensen’s antics). Thank you for the joy and laughter you bring to the bloggy world; you are a blessing. May the Lord shower you in His blessings and mercies and bring healing for you.

  • I know you’ll be glad when this is over and you have some answers.

    (…day-glo colors… You crack me up.)

    Thinking of you —