Well, I did a new type of testing this morning!
I, along with so many other people, have “restless legs”, that is, they move a lot when I’m in bed, impairing my sleep.
So, I mentioned this to my doctor earlier in the week and he arranged 3 x blood tests yesterday (my arms felt like a sieve!) and an MRI test for today.
Now, I’ve never even seen a real-life MRI machine before (they’re awfully big and clever) and the nurse proudly announced that I would be the first real patient to use this amazing machine.
Ooh, never stop testing! Exciting!
It was branded as Tesla (I checked, no connection!) and cost about $US 3 million, plus the room adds another million.
I’m pleased that medicine here is not expensive - the scan (it took 30 minutes) was about $120, which includes the doctor’s analysis of the results … oh, and I’ve now got a full CD showing inside my head!
I’m meeting with the doctor on Monday morning, as I didn’t have time to see him today, so that will be an interesting start to next week.
Oh, and if you ever need this procedure, it’s simple, non-scary - and you get a panic button (!) - and you wear headphones - with a choice of music.
The only hard bit was keeping still for half-an-hour - I’m not used to that!