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[personal profile] commodorified: You know, if it weren't for the piercings issue I feel like you'd quite enjoy getting an MRI. I mean it's basically an isolation chamber with an experimental industrial soundtrack.

[livejournal.com profile] benet: Oh, I have had an MRI, actually. That was my impression although, you know, I was on a looooot of Ativan

And I had already had [unpleasant medically required thing done] so anything shy of that basically seemed like a garden party

[personal profile] commodorified: legit!

well, I'm ripped on codeine to prevent coughing.

I really want to do a track called Pelvic MRI now

[livejournal.com profile] benet: Might need to be an installation...

[personal profile] commodorified: I like it. Can I do the voice?

[livejournal.com profile] benet: the voice?

[personal profile] commodorified: You know: "the next segment will be four minutes of noise"

[livejournal.com profile] benet: oh yeah!

[personal profile] commodorified: You can do the "hold still" parts, your voice is more menacing

[livejournal.com profile] benet: You know, we kid, but a convincing MRI simulator that doesn't cost a packet a go might actually be useful for anxiety

[personal profile] commodorified: Hmm with the heavy blanket of soothing and the nice breeze. I do like the breeze.

[livejournal.com profile] benet: Actually I was thinking for anxiety about having an MRI

[personal profile] commodorified: Oh. I find them, um, pleasingly womblike.

I'm a hopeless freak, aren't I?

[livejournal.com profile] benet: No, I think it makes sense.

[personal profile] commodorified: Add a lightshow on the ceiling and I'd do them for fun.

[livejournal.com profile] benet: I mean, my ideal bed is basically a cave.

[personal profile] commodorified: Last time I didn't get the heavy blanket or the airflow so that was more twitchy.

This time they put a weighted blanket over my pelvis so my breathing wouldn't move it. Much nicer.

[livejournal.com profile] benet: I cannot remember those things but I prob had the blanket.

Date: 2016-03-12 10:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mmegaera
Let's just say that I had the same reaction Ivan Vorpatril had to the Thames Tidal Barrier when I had to have one done on my shoulder years ago.

Date: 2016-03-13 06:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mmegaera
Breeze? I wish. That *would* have helped. One of those new-fangled open MRI machines would have been even better [wry g].

Date: 2016-03-12 10:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mme_hardy
I don't remember a weighted blanket; I bet that would have been nice. If I'd kept my eyes open, I'd definitely have gotten claustrophobic, so I closed them and meditated. It worked, except when they kept alerting me to ask me to think about things. (It was an fMRI, for research.)

Date: 2016-03-13 05:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] graydon
Weighted blankets are totally a thing.

http://www.friendshipcircle.org/blog/2012/02/13/weighted-blankets-13-stores-to-choose-from/

has a useful list of sources and resources.

Date: 2016-03-14 03:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ethelmay.livejournal.com
People get them for their pets, even.

Date: 2016-03-13 01:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] graydon
I fell asleep. This is apparently not unusual.

Date: 2016-03-13 02:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] staranise
Me too. I was in the thing for an hour, so it was better than the alternatives.

Date: 2016-03-13 05:16 am (UTC)
trixieleitz: Earth from space, with the text "Small world, Large planet" (Small world. Big planet)
From: [personal profile] trixieleitz
...an experimental industrial soundtrack.


OMG, that's exactly how I've described the sounds in an MRI.

Date: 2016-03-14 07:01 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] azurelunatic
I looked up a recording (and found quite a few) and I was irresistibly reminded of Nine Inch Nails' "Mr. Self Destruct".

Date: 2016-03-13 11:10 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nineveh_uk
I'm a hopeless freak, aren't I?

I've never had an MRI, but speaking as someone who found her general anaesthetic a fascinating and enjoyable experience, I doubt you're alone.

Date: 2016-03-13 12:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lexin
I rather enjoyed the two MRIs I've had. Both were of my head, meaning they put a cage over my face. I just shut my eyes and listened to the nice music. CT scans aren't as much fun.

Date: 2016-03-13 01:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gale_storm
I've had six or seven MRIs, and they're for my brain, so I've had to be placed in the Hannibal Lechter face cage. :-S

Damnark -- *cough* -- I mean Danmark apparently doesn't give the option of background or whateverground music during the MRI, so I have to zone out on my own, thinking about diving.

Date: 2016-03-13 08:46 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] amazon_syren
When I had an MRI, it was like... "So I'm doing a modeling installation at Industrial Night. Got it."

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