I did it. I lost the coin toss on the MRI machines... only one has the cd player and I lost, so I didn't have Wicked to listen to, but I made it anyway. I only had to go into the machine half-way and my partner touched and rubbed my feet to remind me I could get out of the tube if I needed to. I also made sure I had a pillowcase covering my eyes (half my face) in case I accidentally opened my eyes (if I did, my eyelashes would touch the top of the tube! I could feel my breath, that's how close I am to the top of the thing).
The contrast was not iodine this time, so no barfing, hot feeling or anything at all and the injection was quick and easy.
I'm glad it's over.
I'm going to take a nap and then finish the piece I've been working on for two days about a baby born on the 5th. It's a long, but fun story. Look for it soon!
I'm also still working on a not-so-fun piece about lying midwives and doulas... they are everywhere. Beware!