Getting to the MRI was harder than actually doing it. The 2 guys were so nice and supportive to me. I even got ear plugs to help with the procedure which was a nice bonus. I was stalling a bit getting there, had to use the restroom so many times and to boot: Left my wallet at home! So, Mom had to drop me off so I could check in and she ran back home to get my wallet with my insurance card and ID. I remembered my iPod and was able to enjoy it as much as possible before hand.
I brought an eye patch thing (Mom suggested it) that helped a lot. They put some additional plastic thing over my head so in case I accidentally opened my eyes I only had the black dark sleeping patch thing and didn’t see all the other scary stuff. They gave me a sheet because it was cold and ear plugs to boot, and once it began I went to Disneyland in my mind. I walked through the ticket gate and had them scan my annual pass, and I walked all around the perimeter. I went by City Hall, down Main Street, then went toward Jungle Cruise (didn’t go on it, for those who know me … haha) but then went to Indiana Jones and enjoyed a ride there. Went on Haunted Mansion (it was already decorated Christmas with Jack for me) and then I went on Splash Mountain.
That is how I went throughout my morning during the testing… After that I went to California Adventure.
The techs said in 2 hours the images (pictures) can be seen by my doctors then several hours later the entire report can be read. My understanding is that after this Step 2 (the MRI) Step 3 is seeing the neurosurgeon (neurologist?) – not sure which.