Hi Helzie. I am planning mastectomy on right boob as that's where the lump is. They wanted to cancel Mri when I had decided this but as I originally wanted double mx as Mum had it in both recently. They wouldn't do double and remove "healthy" left boob. When I said my lump didnt show on mammogram so how can you say for sure left is healthy they agreed to Mri. Hopefully this will show exactly what is going on.
Glad to know it went well, Raitchr. Actually when you think of it the 'positioning' is hilarious. I didn''t bother with the music and can only say it sounded like I was in Aleppo or Afghanistan in the midst of artillery fire LOL. It really is quite loud but I knew what to expect anyway. Be prepared thought they might wish to call you back for another US because sometimes the MRI flags up something, they'd like to US as well. This happened to me but radiologist couldn't find the 'speck' she'd seen on MRI.
Just back from MRI and it was fine. I was face down on bed with boobs hanging down in 2 tubes. Had headphones with radio on but it was drowned out by noise from machine. Took about 45 mins with prep as had contrasts injected partway through and then to get dressed again afterwards. Cannot fault the staff doing it at all, so caring and reassuring throughout. Just hoping the rest of my treatment will be the same.
Hi Raitcher looking back at your post I think you are asking about views on waiting times etc? Obviously every hospital is different. I can say my own Hospital has been excellent. I had access to my surgeon and oncologist to discuss concerns and I don't believe they would have ever put me at risk through the diagnosis/treatment period because of a waiting time.
Trusting your team is incredibly important and after a frank, emotional discussion I have 100% faith in them. If I were in your shoes I would be asking my bcn if they thought a weeks delay was detrimental to my plan. Don't know if this helps. All the best.
The said I had ductal bc but it was small, about 1.5cm, didn't show up in mammogram and was a struggle to size it on ultrasound biopsy.
Hi Raitcher I had my MRI 6 weeks after surgery......it really depends why you are having an MRI do you know why?
I had mine because they identified during surgery I had two lumps and wanted to check for further disease (there wasn't).
Thanks everyone. They have changed my date to a week later, to me that is dragging it out longer but hope that its ok to do that.
Hi, I had an mri back in Nov for the first time - do sometimes get claustrophobic but my gp prescribed me a mild sedative to take beforehand if I wanted. As it was I was fine - had a quick peep as I went into the tube but then just shut my eyes and listened to my music (I took my own CD in too). The most irritating thing was the music being interrupted by the person in the next room giving me instructions via the headphones, and yes my arms got a bit pins and needles too but nothing too bad. Hope it all goes fine x
Hi Raitchr, I had an mri after I was diagnosed a year ago. I'm not keen on small spaces so was a little worried but it wasn't as confined as I thought it would be. I was given headphones and took an Ed Sheerin cd with me and actually felt quite relaxed! It is noisy and it did vibrate a bit and the hardest part was keeping my arms in the same position for the 40 minutes or so that it took. I had mine above my head as I find that more comfortable but I was given a choice of above head or by my side. Thankfully the mri did not show any other areas of cancer. Good luck, hope your results are good. Michelle xx
Please can someone tell me about the MRI. Finally got a date for next week. I know I will be injected with something, I think they said contrast. Asked me if I was claustrophobic, I said no based on the fact that I have never had Mri or been in that kind of situation.
How will I be positioned, can I close my eyes, do you get headphones, is it loud??
Any advice would be great.