August 9, 2010

Didn’t get any sleep last night, just tossed turned. MRI is today, one more can’t hurt right? From what I understand MRI’s are quite safe, the only real side effect to speak of is the radiation dose, which is equivalent to the amount of radiation you’d get over the course of a year. Still… this will be dose number ten today? I hope it doesn’t give me cancer… oh wait.

Got my first un-employment check in the mail. As much as I’d like to go off on on some big tirade about how this crushes the last of my dignity, I really don’t care. Here in Bend Oregon we have the highest unemployment rate in the state, sitting somewhere around 17%. Besides, I feel like I’ve been hemorrhaging money lately, so many bills to pay and little things here and there to pick up. A bit of cash will help.

Thanks Uncle Sam! Thanks tax-payers!


As it stands, I’ve had two MRIs and a CT scan. If you’ve never had one, its quite a unique experience,.

For a MRI, which uses magnets and radio waves to peep inside your skull, you lay on a tray and are slid into a giant tube, you lay for thirty to forty minutes while the machine loudly beeps and buzzes. Its kind of like being in a giant atari.

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