My Post yesterday was dated and titled :


Well .. ( pause ) .. Yesterday, Friday the 23rd of February, did indeed happen.

Last Wednesday, when my eye / ear / nose Mayo Clinic specialist told Patti and me that my vertigo issue(s) were NOT originating in my ears (i.e. issues with my ear hairs and ear crystals) and that my Vertigo was being caused by other factors within my body, I did not really welcome this news.

During my 11AM appointment yesterday, my doctor said : I am going to order bloodwork and an MRI of your head.

This was NOT very good news for yours truly to hear and to digest.

So this upcoming Monday the 26th, I will undergo another MRI, this one of my head (read : brain)

The MRI of my kidneys / liver last Wednesday was a full 30-minute affair.

I said to my Doctor, “Well, I can do that. I just did 30-minutes in an MRI machine last Wednesday.”

Without so much as blinking her eyes she replied, “The MRI of your head will be a full 1-hour.”

How many of you have spent a full 1-hour in an MRI device?

My deal simply is this : I want to find out, I want to know, what is going on with this vertigo issue.

IF it takes an hour in the MRI machine, it takes an hour.

I will simply have to apply the Zen Mind to the process.

Over and Out for now.

Cap and Patti

8 thoughts on “FEB 24, 18 .. A VERY SHORT MEDICAL UPDATE

    1. cap chastain

      I mean to tell you Gullible! You are right on here! Next time could be a last-in-this-lifetime event. The ‘with no warning whatsover’ is what really got my attention. Thanks so much.

  1. Gullible

    By the way, a few years ago, I experienced vertigo on rare occasions, maybe once a year. It took me a while to realize that about the same time, my life-long problems with EXTREME motion sickness had disappeared. Car sick while driving, seasick sitting on a fishing boat while still tied up to the dock. Just looking at a 400 foot long barge tied up while I was standing on shore. Since then? Sixteen meter waves (and “some that were phenomenal” according to the captain) in the Southern Sea; crossing the rough waters to the Great Barrier Reef and almost everyone but me was sick. Crossing Kachemak Bay in a blizzard. I figured I traded motion illness for occasional vertigo. Haven’t experienced vertigo for several years now, and I haven’t had any motion illness, either.

    1. cap chastain

      Mere motion sickness and vertigo seem to be like comparing merely being tired and chronic fatigue. One is like a match and the other like a bomb. I DO NOT LIKE either of them. As a child I HATED (and would not go on them after the first experience) amusment park rides that made you dizzy. Absolutely HATE either of them. I had sea sickness for 7-days while riding out in the Pacific Ocean on a troop ship.

      I do NOT like either. Again, thanks for your interest.

    1. Cap Chastain Post author

      Yes it can be a great opportunity for a bit-of-a-nap. The noise was not all that bothersome. To a degree the noise was entertaining. It’s all in the mind and the attitude isn’t it? Smiles and Thanks .. Cap

  2. zilla

    Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 – 2:30 pm
    Hi Cap,
    I had to have an MRI a few months ago (I previously had a couple MRI’s several years ago) and I did learn one trick which helped me through the process. I said ok, here’s what I need to do – “I just closed my eyes during the procedure and of course I didn’t move muscle”! It too was a long test, not quite an hour, but long time though! It ready did work for me and of course since you are a former Navy/Marine it should be a cake walk for you!

    Good luck my friend!


    1. Cap Chastain Post author

      Thanks ‘Zilla. As it turned out in the final analysis .. it was indeed a bit of a cake-walk. The closing of one’s eyes really does help. When I was mentally-geared for a full hour and suddenly it was over and done in just over 20-minutes I was shocked. BUT pleased. Thanks so much for your interest and support. Your Ally .. Cap

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