Saturday, February 26, 2011

MRI Adventure

So this past week I had the opportunity, more like extreme pleasure, to have an MRI done on my brain. If you can't get the sarcasm from that then maybe you should talk to Sheldon Cooper. Marian drove Mark and I to the hospital to get it done on Wednesday. After checking in and filling out several papers a nice lab tech lady came out. She called my name and told Mark that he would have to wait out in the waiting room. He played games on my phone while I was in the machine. She took me to a changing room where I got a stylish robe and pants that I could fit my entire body into one leg. I had to change out of anything with metal in it so that meant the clothes they gave me and that's all. Strutting my stuff I waited for the lab tech to come back and she led me to the MRI room. I laid down on the "bed" of the MRI where she put a pillow under my knees and then placed some foam supports around my head to keep it steady. MRI's are really loud so they gave me earplugs. Then it was into the depths of the machine. I had to keep my eyes closed cause even blinking my eyes can make the images fuzzy.

I was in the machine for about 25 minutes. Every so often she would talk to me through the intercom informing me how long the next set of scans would take. She was right when she said it was loud. Through the earplugs it gave me a headache. The whirring and clicking of the machine was not fun at all. I was so ready to get out of there. After she finished all of those scans she took me out and put an IV in my arm. She injected me with something that is supposed to show up as contrast on the scans. I was feeling a bit woozy because I am deathly afraid of needles but I had no choice. She took out the IV and then put me back into the machine for another 10 minutes of scans. These ones seemed so much worse because I was hypersensitive to the situation now due to the IV. Really really hate those things. That was that and I was a free woman. I went back to the dressing room changed my clothes and went out into the lobby where Mark was waiting and Marian came back and picked us up.

I'll let everyone know what the results are when I get them but as of now I don't think its anything serious because they didn't freak out. I suppose that is a good thing right? Obviously, I have a brain because they saw something on the screen. :) Another plus! I'm so glad Mark was there even if he couldn't go in with me it was comforting knowing he was there waiting. It was a kinda scary experience and it left me completely exhausted afterward so we came home and Mark made dinner while we watched the BYU basketball game on TV. We were too tired to go to the game. BYU won and I am looking forward to the BYU game against SDSU game tomorrow. Go Cougars! Well that's the update... I will keep you posted.

Random Fact: If Facebook were a country, it would be the fifth-largest country in the world, after China, India,  the U.S., and Indonesia.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

M.R. what?

So it seems that I will be soon undergoing a battery of tests or rather just one but I'm quite tired of doctors. Finally went to go see the doctor for my constant headaches and he wants me to get an MRI done. He thought my episode two weeks ago was really strange and just wants to check and make sure everything is ok. Apparently I have been getting a mixture of tension headaches and migraines. We talked a little bit about medication options but right now I don't want to consider those until after the MRI results. I'm really hesitant to get onto any sort of medication. It just scares me.

The past few days have been stressful. Mark and I have been having issues just because we are trying to figure out the best way to proceed because he is leaving on his mission soon. Right now we are just kinda at a impasse. We aren't quite sure what to do other than pray about it.

In other news my wallet fell out of my pocket last night on my way home from the testing center and a kind soul picked it up and was able to contact me through facebook. I am so grateful for the honesty of people here at BYU. Everything was still in it and there are no strange charges. I'm going to keep an eye on everything but right now I am just grateful for that good Samaritan.

Funny story. So Tuesday before devotional I was watching it upstairs in the JKB with Marian when a guy wearing bright Yellow pants walked in. We talked and exchanged numbers. He was planning on helping me look for apartments. His name is Brett and he was mega flirty but he seems like a really good guy. I have come to the realization recently that the majority of my friends are leaving. They are all going on their missions and while I am so excited for them and look forward to writing them it is also sad to watch them go. Brett is an RM and I'm hoping to form a friendship there. He's a good guy and I look forward to getting to know him better.

This weekend is going to be crazy. Tomorrow is my birthday so that will be fun. Then friday my grandparents are coming down. We're going to go to Outback with Mark for birthday lunch/dinner. After that it's Divine Comedy time :) Super excited for that it seems amazing. Saturday it is going to be a nail biting game against Utah. Our big rivals and they are really good. I'm excited for the outcome of that. It'll be fun to watch them get Jimmered. Saturday night we are going to the beauty and the beast dance with Marian and her date David. It is held at a golf course and is a formal dance. I'll have fun getting ready for that and just enjoying hanging out with Marian and David. They are way awesome! Oh almost forgot... there are cleaning checks again this Saturday -.- Not happy about that at all but that's just life for ya. We have them at noon saturday so mark will probably have to get in the line by himself until I can meet up with him. He is amazing, love that guy so much.

As far as the recent facebook statuses please ignore those. Elizabeth has been getting a thrill out of getting onto my account. Now as much as I would love to marry Mark in April it's just not going to happen.

Today we got Mark's hair cut. I must say they did a wonderful job. He looks very stylish. ;-) Now if only I could get him some clothes to match his new hair. haha... He's a cutie! Here is a picture of his fresh locks.

Well that's everything for now! It's been far too long since I posted, I'll keep you guys posted on Birthday weekend.

Random Fact: A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


This week has been so crazy and it is only Tuesday!!!! I took a Book of Mormon exam yesterday and did well so that gives me hope but as far as this Chem 106 nonsense goes I am stressing. I can't seem to figure it out. Thank goodness for Mark. He has been helping me so much with that class. I suppose he is pretty smart ;-)  On a good note all of my scholarship essays are in! Yes! Now to just wait and see if I get any of the ones I applied for. I am hoping so. I would feel so much better not worrying about being a financial burden to my parents hence why I am working too.

Ok so everyone is signing up for apartments! I have no idea what I am doing yet and I feel so much pressure just to pick one. I am looking at Branbury, Monticello, and Paradise Park. Monticello is the closest and the cheapest out of the three, it is literally right below the Maeser building. Branbury is the farthest away but is the newest and extremely nice and in the middle of the price range but I would have to factor in gas money because it is up by University Mall. Paradise Park has the most room and is the most expensive but also very close to campus. It seems to have nice facilities as well but I just need more time to decide. Any suggestions world?

As far as my medical episode that I had this past weekend I am trying to schedule an appointment with a neurologist or a specialist because my headaches have been getting worse since the beginning of the year and after this weekend they have peaked. I had 10 mini migraines yesterday alone and have already had two this morning. I am starting to get worried and plus Mark really hasn't given me a choice as to whether I am going in or not. I agree now though, it is better to be safe than sorry. The idea of getting on medication is not fabulous or having my blood drawn for tests but that's just life. :/

Well today consists of lots of classes until 5:30 then a race to dinner with Mark. I have a math review at 7pm to 9pm. I'll take that test on Wednesday and then study my butt off for Chem and Molecular biology. I will have to help Mark a lot with Bio. It is quite convenient that he is so good at chem and I am as he says "a boss" at biology. Man I love that kid. Well time for math class so I must go. Until next time, stay classy!

Random fact: Coca-Cola was the first soft drink to be consumed in outer space.