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I was visualizing a whole bunch of relaxing images during my 40 minutes in the closed MRI machine. The word irony comes into the picture because we are using the noisy MRI to try to figure out why I can’t get rid of these headaches that have been plaguing me since April. Needless to say that I left the hospital with an even bigger headache than the one I had before entering the hospital. When I asked whose great idea was it, the MRI, the nurse said that the MRI only came into the medical field in the late 1970’s, early 1980’s, before that it had had other applications, which ones, she didn’t specify. I haven’t looked into it yet, but I would bet the DOD had something to do with it. I wonder why the medical field can’t modify the noise component, it really is quite unpleasant. I’m nevertheless thankful my oncologist is mindful of my aches and pains and the marvel of modern medicine is available to me, but it is difficult being mindful of all this when you’re in the machine with the obnoxious booming surrounding you for what feels like a long time. Hooray it’s over!