July 27, 2012

Documenting Crazy . . .

my brain

This is an actual picture of MY BRAIN.

C’mon, you know you’ve thought it before.  “Am I crazy? What on earth is going on inside my brain?” Now I know.  Nothing is going on. It’s just a big gray blob.

I snuck this image off the CD I am supposed to take to my next ear doctor appointment.  It’s fascinating to me to have a peek inside my cranium.  I have to admit, I thought it would be bigger, because I’m so smart and all. {Please tell me you sense the sarcasm there.}

The MRI went fine.  It was loud.  And I had in ear plugs plus two large sponges on either side of my head to keep it still inside the helmet.  So when the technician kept talking to me I wanted to shout, “I can’t hear you!  Deaf. Earplugs. Sponges.  Please stop talking!”  Instead I just said yes a lot.

What would you do if you had to be absolutely still for 40 minutes?  I thought I would sleep.  Not possible.  I was too worried I would move, plus I’m a side sleeper and they had me flat on my back.  And the room was freezing cold.  I should have brought my fuzzy socks.  My toes were frozen within minutes.

Instead I sang some Primary songs from church.  Then I made a mental list of all the things I need to do today.  Next I thought about how dumb Kristen Stewart is.  Then I spent the rest of the time thanking God for all the people I am grateful for in my life.  My husband. My children. My parents. My siblings.  Close friends.  My church congregation. Friends I’ve met through this blog. Yep, I thought of YOU during my  MRI.

So thank you.  Thank you for keeping my mind busy during the longest 40 minutes of my life. And thank you for reading this silly little blog.  And for commenting.  I have found that I can draw on this wellspring of love and support in tough times.

I’m off to play with my sisters and their kids!  Have a great day and put your brain to good use!


The Queen Vee said...

I've never thought you were empty headed and this is proof positive that you're not.

Apis Melliflora said...

Your brain looks symmetrical, orderly and a pleasing color of gray to me.

Anonymous said...

I concur with your opinion of Kristen Stewart. Your brain looks cunning! And I think I'm jealous that you have a CD full of images of your brain.

Sylvia Bunker said...

You are amazing. I just wish you lived closer. You are brillant too. I want pics of my brain.

Aiketa said...

I had some friends visiting me those past days, so I am now catching up on your blog.
I was waiting for my friends at the airport when I saw that you posted about the MRI, I couldn't wait one minute more to read it, though I thought that you might not have the results yet.

It must be difficult to be there for such a long time!!! You are welcome dear Dragonfly. I am so thankful for this blog of yours and that through it I could get to know two really awesome women {you and your mom!!!}.
Also your blog (or better, you) is (are) such a great source of inspiration to me. I have learned many things, I get inspired on what to gift my friends and family... and the best, I'm learning many things on how one day I want to be as a mom. Your doctor is so right when he pats you on the head and tells you you are a great mom. :D

So, I think it's me who has to say "Thank you" to you, but I am also happy if I helped you a little bit in keeping your mind busy during the MRI.

Thanks Samantha!!!!

Aiketa said...

hahahah it's funny that you love to have some "pics" of your brain. Sometimes I forget that what's normal for me or for people from medical field, it's not the normal thing. I guess it's kind of cool!
Even though I've seen lots of brains... I've never seen mine!