Bella your response made me laugh, I too never got a husband, I put my own bins out and deal with spiders. I think one of the worse things about the MRI is having to keep still it is difficult to keep thoughts under control when you can't move
It's perfectly understandable that you want to know the details of what's going to be done, it's your body after all. I am exactly the same. They should have given you an information booklet about the snb, most hospitals produce them but if you search on the web you'll find copies.
The radioactive injection does go in the areola I recall, I was sent up to the radioactive dept soon after I arrived for the snb, so maybe you could apply the emma cream before you leave for the hospital? Ask your bcn.
Glad it went ok and the line was in your arm.
For a sentinel node biopsy , snb, the radioactive injection is given before the op and the blue dye is given after you have gone under the anaesthetic.
For me, I had it done early September and I still have some blue on my boob, but I think it varies from person to person.
They should have given you some info about the procedure at the hospital.
I hope I haven't made you feel more nervous about it. It really didn't hurt when mine was set up. And you lie on your front on the machine, with 2 holes for your boobs!
Let us know how you get on.
When I had mine done they put the dye in half way through. The dye shows up in the scan so helps them see whats what.
When I had my mri they set up the entry for the line on the back of my hand before I went into the scan room. Once I was settled on the machine they attached the line so that they could add the dye easily. You lie with your arms by your sides. Tbh I didn't notice the dye going in. I was upset at the end more because of what the results might be.
It is strange lying there and the noise it not particularly pleasant but it doesn't take too long. One of the things I worried about was that my nose got a bit runny whie I was in there and I was afraid I would dribble on their very expensive mri scanner!
I hope it all goes ok.
You are not a wimp, I cried when I got out too! I had waited a month for the mri and it was all too much after having lain still all the way through it. It's not surprising at all. Good luck for the results.
Sorry to hear it was so horrible for you... Hope you are feeling a little better today x
I have that to look forward to then 😉 Would you recommend that i take someone along ... was just planning to go by myself xx
I am with you re MRI I had one 2 years ago and cried when I got outI It was awful!! BUT that was the worst test that I had to go through bone scan was nowhere near as bad!!
You are not a wimp ( or if you are I am too lol)
Good luck with rest of your treatment
I had my preop and bone scan yday- hadn't thought much about them.
Nothing very taxing, just had to spend most of day in hospital having blood tests, x-rays, answering medical questions etc.
And yet...the lying down for half an hour silent and still whilst the camera moved slowly over me forming
a picture of my skeleton brought me to a fullstop. When I got home I felt so flat and didn't want to
see anyone. I'd been so calm the day before and whilst at hospital and couldn't understand why I suddenly felt spent and down.
I have since come around again and am gettng back on track; but I think when we just have to be 'normal'
people out in the world it must be taking a huge amount of our energy. Add to that 'easy'' things like MRI and bone scans which seem like small fry in the scheme of things and it's enough to send us spinning sometimes.
Take care, how you feel is like so many people must have felt/ be feeling. Be gentle with yourself.
You don't have to be anything. We are strong, but will feel vulnerable many times I am sure. And I think that we have to be accepting of that. Even warriors have to rest...