I’ve got my MRI next week! I sort of know what to expect but does anyone have any tips/advice? They sent a leaflet with the appointment letter explaining I can’t eat before and I’ll need to drink “pineapple juice” when I get there. They may also have to pump dye in too but they struggled to get a cannula in me before my CT scan so I really hope they won’t have to do that this time.

Also, I may know why my Pill has stopped working. I spoke to my doctor this morning about it and she said it could be to do with my liver; that’s where a lot of these things would be absorbed so if it’s not working properly then medications might not work properly. It does make sense; my symptoms started shortly after I noticed my pills not working. The doctor has changed the type of Pill I’m on so hopefully that’ll do the trick.

I had my CT scan this morning. It took four tries to get a cannula in (my veins were not having any of it), and the dye they pumped into me was a little painful at first (because they had to use a tiny vein near my wrist/thumb), but it was over pretty quickly. I’m expecting result within the next few weeks.

For anyone going for their first CT scan, just be aware (because you nurse might not be as kind as mine was to warn you) once they start pumping the dye in, it can feel like you are wetting yourself. You’re not, it;s just the dye. It’s feels very weird. Also, my tongue went slightly numb for a bit. Has anyone ever experienced anything weird like that during a CT scan? Or any other type of scan?