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MRI and the upcoming move. [Jul. 3rd, 2006|09:47 pm]
dalekboy
[mood |cheerfulcheerful]

Tonight I had my MRI. It was cool. They suggested I bring in a CD to listen to, so I brought in the Lexx soundtrack.

Being in the MRI machine while it's running is like being in a 1980's video game. Repetitive buzzes, clicks, warbles and the occasional regular thumping beat that made me wish I'd chosen some dance music. No discomfort or stress while I was in there, but left with a screaming headache.

The last few weeks have been rough. I wasn't too bad post con, even with the nasty cold, but the week after that has been awful. Really flat and wiped. Balance has been both good and bad. I'm learning to adapt and can go without my stick during dicey periods, if I *really* concentrate. Which exhausts me utterly within a few minutes. So it's not good when I get absent-mindedly obsessed with something and wander around doing stuff for ten minutes, because I then need to rest for a few hours. And occasionally I'll get halfway to somewhere having forgotten my stick without thinking, then get stuck and have to find handy things to lean against on the way back.

Or go "Shaaarron... could you get my cane please?"

Of course during the good periods, I'm wandering around with a walking stick and feeling like a wanker, because I'm not needing it at that point. But hey, that's life.

Still no answers at this point. But on the plus side, it's looking like the previous medication was the reason my legs kept giving way. So it killed my willy and my legs. Good to be off it, I say!

But all up I'm doing ok. And trying to gear up for the move to Canberra. Have started to pack, because I need to pack when I'm able 'coz I don't know when I won't be. So my DVD's are all done. With a couple of boxes of things I may wish to watch in the next month or two. Next is the books! I must say, I'm looking forward to the move. I actually like moving, it gives me a chance to sort and get rid of stuff, and Canberra is nice and close to lots of bushland.

Woohoo!
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[User Picture]From: cheshirenoir
2006-07-03 12:36 pm (UTC)
Nice choice in Soundtrack!
I lurve the Lexx soundtrack. And I love the wierder tracks on it like "All he wants is Sex" and "I'm Leaving".
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2006-07-04 11:04 am (UTC)
I think you may have the season two one. I had the season one version, based all around the four telemovies. Didn't quite get to the Brunnen G fight song. Darn!
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[User Picture]From: cheshirenoir
2006-07-04 11:21 am (UTC)
Maybe we can come to an arrangement?

/me waggles his eyebrows suggestively.
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[User Picture]From: drhoz
2006-07-03 02:42 pm (UTC)
i see your icon turned out nice
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2006-07-04 11:05 am (UTC)
Yup. Was hard to work around the 40k limit though!
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[User Picture]From: twetwe123
2006-07-04 03:45 am (UTC)
For the MRI machine at the Children's Hospital, they have a list of crappy DVDs, a screen, and a headset involving lots of mirrors so you you can watch a movie while you're in there. Most of the time only the top part of the screen is visible and you can't hear the audio because the machine's too loud, but it's still a welcome distraction.

The first time I watched Shrek 2 was in the MRI machine. That wasn't a good idea with, y'know, the whole not-moving thing.
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2006-07-04 11:05 am (UTC)
Were you wriggling trying to get away from the screen? *grin*
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[User Picture]From: twetwe123
2006-07-04 11:06 am (UTC)
If anything, I was trying to subtly tilt my head so I could see more of it- not good when you're having a brain MRI- and somehow managing to convert laughter to tears. That worked well, though I was annoyed that the MRI ended before I could see the ending.
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From: gutter_monkey
2006-07-04 10:55 am (UTC)
Aw, I didn't know you were moving interstate. :(

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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2006-07-04 11:06 am (UTC)
Yeah, had confirmation last week. So you've only got me for another few months. *sniff*
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