I’m Glad I got an MRI when I did
Posted by: DFX on Jul 31, 2015
No one likes to deal with the stress or cost of undergoing complicated medical tests. Having to get an MRI can be scary, but it’s better to know what’s wrong than it is to be unsure of where your pain is coming from.
I know this because I’m alive today thanks to an MRI (which stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging). I’ll tell you the story.
About two years ago, I started getting headaches at the back of my head. They would come and go and I just figured that I was developing tension headaches in my old age. I didn’t think anything was wrong, but after a few months, they started to get worse and occur more often. I still didn’t think I needed to go to the doctor. I just thought I needed to reduce my stress level.
A friend convinced me to see a doctor one day after a headache hit me so hard that I dropped my burrito I had just bought for lunch. My Doctor said I needed an MRI almost immediately after I told her about my symptoms.
Luckily, it turned out that my insurance covered it so we did the MRI the same day. Being stuck in that humming tube was unnerving, but it wasn’t too bad and it was over in a few minutes.
It turned out I had an aneurysm in my skull and needed emergency surgery. They immediately strapped me to a stretcher and wheeled me to surgery. The doctors later said that were kind of surprised that I was alive. The surgery went well and now I’m fine and have a great scar and story to tell.
However, sometimes things don’t have as good outcomes. If you feel that you have been improperly cared for, wrongly charged or overcharged for care, or were the victim of negligence or a mistake of some kind, do not hesitate to contact a lawyer to get the healthcare that you deserve. Everyone is entitled to their health, but sometimes we have to fight for it.