Mom said that the MRI yesterday was...not terrible, but not pleasant. My mom is a titch (haha - tit-ch) claustrophobic, but that didn't seem to be an issue. The issue was, she was on her stomach in a loud ass machine. She's been having headaches the last couple of years, usually induced by loud sounds (like, say, the sounds of slot machines whirring and squealing for hours and hours?) and these headaches make her nauseous. So she started getting one of those headaches while having the MRI, and said she got to the point that when the tech told her she had 6 1/2 more minutes, she was literally counting down the seconds. If she chucked in the machine, not only would there be a mess to clean up and she'd be embarrassed, but she'd have to start the procedure all over again. She said she didnt think she could do it, but she did. Another victory for the day.
Went wig shopping with her today. She found some really cute hairstyles that are going to look GREAT on her when that time comes. There's always hope she won't lose her hair, but in our family, we tend to have a plan A, plan B, and sometimes a plan C - okay, moreso my mom than me, but I try! :)
While driving, we were talking about cancer, which still feels kind of taboo to talk about, and I was glad when she told me that she doesn't think about it all day - just every so often it pops up and she remembers she's part of this "club" now. We aren't joiners in our family, so being forced to join something goes against pretty much every grain in our bodies. She said it's just so surreal. She doesn't feel sick. Which is good. If it was painful and hurting her and she felt like crap already, I'd be really worried about what was going on inside of her body more than I already am.
We ended our afternoon stopping by a friend's.. office? Store? (Stiggy, what do you call that joint??) - he had printed and framed a picture of my son with Ronald McDonald from a field trip we had taken in September. **Aha moment: look on the tag on the back of the picture for the name of his...office? Store? lol** He is a fantastic photographer - I love his perspective. It's absolutely beautiful. AND...the matting is done in yellow - my mom's favorite color.