Monday, March 29, 2010

Monday MRI odds and ends

Nitmos commented on my alliteration posts so I thought that I would continue the trend here. I'm a sheep like that. MRI Monday it is. But, before I get into my normal random posts, go check out Ulyana's blog. She is really in a tough spot (read: surgury and 4 YEARS of rehab...YEARS PEOPLE!!) and could use all sorts of encouragement.

  • As I tweet'ed (twoot?) earlier today: While having an MRI today, I couldn't help but think during each of the 45 min it took: "How F'ing much is THIS going to cost?"
  • Unfortunately, no super powers after all of the magnetic forces of the MRI - yet. Also, no diagnosis. I have to schedule a follow up to have the doc read the films. I keep getting the overwhelming feeling that this whole foot thing is like trying to remodel a bathroom. Just as soon as I get the electrician out the door I have to bring in the crack bearing plumber**.
  • I had hernia surgery ~6 years ago at which time they implanted a metal screen into my abs. I couldn't help but think that during the MRI the magnets would kick in and I'd have some sort of Aliens type experience where this thing comes ripping out of my torso.
  • My buddy Nick asked if I threw my foot in the MRI machine while someone was in it like Michael Scott did on the office when he burnt his foot on a George Foreman Grill. My response? "If I thought that it would have made the Co-Pay cheaper I would have given it a shot."
  • As much as I bitch about the cost of the MRI, it certainly takes skill to read those things. I looked at mine and they basically all look like gobblegy-gook. Either that, or I am pregnant with a boy who has 5 dingles. Which, could happen - I did get a lot of magnetic forces running through me.
  • Still biking. This morning did 21 miles in 1:15 - which is funny because it is slower than 1/2 of the contestants on biggest loser did 26 miles last week.

**No disrespect to anyone who performs any of these vital professions (I've thought about becoming a certified electrician). Just pull up your pants.

15 comments:

Colste said...

Hehe, funny post. Hopefully your MRI results will come back with good news!

Pam F. said...

Congratulations on the pregnancy!

blaine said...

You'd think they'd have the discounted plan or maybe you could get the frequent dr. visitor discount. Maybe you should have evaluated it this way. 5 race entries or 1 MRI copay...which has the greater value?

Mel-2nd Chances said...

oh man..... I hope you get the results soon, and that it's not terrible news :( Sucks though. Hate MRI's.

Rio said...

Fingers crossed!

Jill said...

I looked at that picture with the guts coming out of the stomach and all I could think of is: Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! I couldn't read the post after that, sorry! I have a weakness with blood. I sometimes work in the nurse's office at school and have been known to pass out at the sight of a scratch. Yeah, I'm an excellent mom to my kids' wounds!

Ulyana said...

THANKS FOR THE SHOUT OUT! I do need as many hugs and "you go girl's" as possible, hahahaha!!!!

Oh, all these trips to the doctors.... takes forever, lots of waiting.... and, yeah, I was SHOCKED how much I had to pay for the MRI. But you've got no choice, but pay it up, haha!

Adam Culp (Crazy Floridian) said...

Dude, even big losers ride a bike faster than you. :) hehe

(Makes me feel better about my poor riding skills when I can point fingers at you.)

Running Through Life said...

I hope the read is good news! At least you are able to keep the cross training going.

The Sean said...

I think your marathon time might beat a few of them.

Glenn Jones said...

Wow. I never thought about the mesh. Wonder what happens if someone has a plate in their head? Goonies in the microwave?

Hope your results come back positive! And I hope you're finally over the noise and clicking....

Psyche said...

Holding my breath and crossing my fingers is sooooo hard to do while laughing hysterically!

Really funny post PLUS images of ALien? WeeeHaaa!

Seriously, want you to get backon the roads soon:)

Julie said...

I am sending you good MRI result vibes Adam!! Hang in there:)

RunnuRMark said...

Yeah, hernia surgery is good stuff. Been there. Done that. Made the mistake of sneezing the next day.

I really hope you get some good news when they review the scans.

inspiREDtorun13 said...

That Office Episode where Michael burns his foot on the George Foreman Grill has got to be one of my all time favorites!

Hope whatever the diagnosis is... it has a quick recovery!