Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Okay time to vent....

Okay, time for me to vent. I drove 40 minutes to go have my MRI this morning only to be told that I can't have the test today. Here is why.....
They ask you on your medical form if there is a chance you could be preggers which of course due to timing this cycle is a possibility. Now please note that I did not schedule this appt - it was scheduled for me by the fertility center. When the nurse called to tell me the scheduled date, I asked her if I needed to do any prep or if I needed to know anything about the test. She said no. Now I sincerely would have thought that a nurse working at a fertility center would know to ask about where you are in your cycle in order to time the scheduling of this kind of test. I am sure they schedule these tests all the time.
Needless to say I was aggravated, pissed and unfortunately tearful which just made me feel incredibly stupid while talking to the MRI tech. I decided to reschedule the test in two weeks when -
1. I either get my period
2. I find out I am preggers and get to cancel this stinking test anyway

Two weeks may not seem like a long time but in my "advanced maternal age" state and overall sensitive mood lately - I just wanted to know the outcome of this test soon rather than later!
I am going to swear now - so read no further if you are easily offended.......................

I feel better now. Enough venting for the moment. Will catch ya'll when I feel more like a human being.


Anonymous said...

I think that sometimes the nurses forget that there are flesh and blood people on the other side of these tests...

Hopefully you will be able to CANCEL that test when you get your BFP in 2 weeks!

Good luck!

Jim and Jenn said...

Familyoftwo - Thanks so much for the support. I am feeling a bit more on the human side now thank goodness. Thanks for also reading my blog!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm..... we are able to do MRI's on pregnant women. I'm not sure why they would have told you that? It's not like a CAT scan where there is a significant dose of radiation which could be dangerous to a very early pregancy.


I had a pelvic MRI done since I had a "heart shaped" uterus. They were looking for a septum and or kidney involvement. Didn't find anything and I went on (eventually) to have twins.

I hope your test isn't needed afterall.