April, from Dr. S’s office, called yesterday afternoon, and I’m scheduled for the brain MRI today at 2:30!! I was determined not to spend any time waiting around for HealthSpring to approve the tests, but I sure am glad they did it sooner, rather than later.
I ‘ve had this type of MRI done before. In fact, that’s why he wants this one. When I had it done years ago, it was because I was having severe migraine headaches. I had a terrible headache the day of the test, and it was all I could do to keep from throwing up with all that hammering. At least now, with the Topamax, I don’t go into the test hurting. That previous MRI showed increased cerebral spinal fluid pressure, with a wide white space between the two halves of the brain. It will be interesting to see what this one shows, because the Topamax is the only thing that’s keeping me from having migraines now. I was living off of Goody powders before he put me on those. I’m on the steroids (Entocort) now, too, for the colitis, so that may make a difference, too.
Anyway, this is the MRI where they put your head inside a football helmet thingy, and you have to stay completely still through the whole thing. I don’t know if they will be using dye or not. They did last time. I’ll have to fill up on fluids today, just in case, so the IV will be easier to get, if they need to.