MRIs after Nephrectomy
So this past week I had my MRI abdomen and pelvis with and with out contrast and I also had a Chest CT. I am 5 months out since my nephrectomy for RCC. I suffered some scanxiety before after and during the MRI. The CT was fine it was short and easy. The MRI lasted 2 hours and I was given IV contrast. I did not like the MRI. It was confining and noisy. I was able to listen to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons but it was interrupted by the machine asking me to breathe in and hold my breath etc. My back almost went into a spasm. I was both cold and hot. My extremities were cold while the “sheet” they put over me made me hot and a bit sweaty my hands, arms and feet felt cold. The tech explained things well enough. I will be dreading the next MRI. When I came home I took off the tape, coban, and I started bleeding a little from the needle site in my arm. I applied pressure and it stopped but that annoyed me. Thank Gid I don’t take blood thinners I feel sorry for people that do I could see how you could bleed quite a bit! It made be annoyed that I had to go through the MRI because of the renal tumor I had and I will have more MRI ‘s in my future. That’s just great! I know I need them. I am just depressed and annoyed that I do need them! I am also angry that I got this cancer in the first place! As if life isn’t hard enough! Now I have to wait until next week for the results another stressor! if I have something it will need to be treated if I don’t then more scans, the cycle will repeat. I am not pleased. I will try to have a good weekend in spite of how I feel. Cancer sucks!