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MRI tomorrow, very scared
« on: March 26, 2014, 03:12:22 PM »
I have these lumps on my right hand my general practitioner and a hand specialist couldn't identify even after blood tests and X-Rays. Tomorrow morning I'm having an MRI and I'm scared to death of what they might find. I'm just, a complete mess about it, and I'm disgusted with myself over how it might not even be a big deal but the bare chance that it might is terrifying me. Just the slim chance is enough to make me freak out. I dunno how I'll get through the day like this.

Any advice or support, please?
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Re: MRI tomorrow, very scared
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2014, 03:48:10 PM »
I know exactly how you feel, I had my first ever MRI last December. Thankfully, everything looks benign in my case and I was able to get the results the next day. I hope the same for you, keep us updated!
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Re: MRI tomorrow, very scared
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014, 04:45:22 PM »
I will. I so hope it's nothing, but it's like I can feel these bumps just crawling beneath my skin and my fingers and wrists ache. It's driving me crazy.
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Re: MRI tomorrow, very scared
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 05:17:36 PM »
Try not to be nervous. There are so many benign things this could be! Lipomas, cysts, calcium deposits, even stiffened sections of muscle.
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Re: MRI tomorrow, very scared
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2014, 06:47:11 PM »
Thank you, that means a lot. Doesn't help matters that everyone at my house is shouting and screaming again, and it's really messing with my anxiety, and I can't get away from it.
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Re: MRI tomorrow, very scared
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2014, 09:26:08 PM »
Can you take a walk? Listen to music?
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Re: MRI tomorrow, very scared
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2014, 09:36:42 PM »
I have friends online helping me calm down, thank you. That helps me a great deal. And support from people who understand my plight like all of you.

Unfortunately my mother and step-father just fought hard enough that he stormed off with a suitcase, so I have that on top of everything weighting on me.
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Re: MRI tomorrow, very scared
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2014, 09:50:24 PM »
Most likely, it's a cyst or lipoma. You're going to be okay. Don't be afraid. Your MRI is tomorrow and you will be fine! I had a big lump in my armpit a few years ago and after it was all said and done, and after I had cried and cried thinking I had something fatal, I found out what it was -- auxillary breast tissue. AKA part of my boob. So. The point of that story is to point out that when we get scared, sometimes we can turn something super small into something HUGE and we shouldn't have been afraid in the first place! I'm sure you'll be just fine.  :yes: Let us know what happens!

(And also, as someone who came from a home with lots of fighting, here is an internet *hug*-- I know it can make everything so much worse. Just focus on you today and tomorrow, and get some rest and maybe eat a cookie.  :nature-smiley-003:)
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Re: MRI tomorrow, very scared
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2014, 10:14:16 PM »
Thank you, I certainly hope so. I know there's a good chance it might be nothing but I've never been too rational with such things. I'll be sure to keep everyone up to date.

Thank you, last thing I want is to be worried about my family, and thus our financial situation, falling apart along with my body. It's like everything that can go wrong is going wrong.

But I did eat a cookie, or rather a crunchy peanut-butter granola bar. Internet *hug* back. Thank you for understanding.
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Re: MRI tomorrow, very scared
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2014, 11:45:15 AM »
Well it was a really unpleasant experience but it's done now. I'm getting the results, Monday.
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