Getting inside my head

Getting inside my head

November 1, 2006

Journal, Lloyd

As some of you know, my eyes have been bothering me since I had an eye infection in July. I’ve been to an eye doctor a few times and he (after trying a few things that didn’t work) had me get an MRI. He actually got me in to get it really quickly. The bad part was that my appointment was at 6:45 in the morning. I asked the technician to take my picture. He didn’t act like that was weird, but it was early.

nothing at all like being swallowed alive

The MRI was really easy. You just have to lie still and not have a metal plate embedded in your skull. It’s really loud, but not an entirely unpleasantly loud. They give you headphones to wear and literally pipe in (no magnets in the MRI) music, but you can only hear the music in between scans. At the end of the of the scanning I used the old line, “My wife is a preschool teacher, can I have X?” where X is anything up to their first born child. In this case X was, “a copy of the image you made”. He asked if a copy on CD would be okay and I said sure.

doesn't this look more like Brad's head?

   On the CD were 18 scans (we can’t decide if that is likely to be all of the scans) and a program to manipulate them. We can rotate my head in 3D and also make those red/blue 3D pictures. Anyone have a pair of 3D glasses? The eye doctor said that the MRI would let him know whether I needed to see a Neurological Opthomologist or and Ear, Nose and Throat guy. I’m not sure which one to hope for.

P.S. You can manipulate the first image by right clicking on it.

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Lloyd Sommerer is a middle/high school teacher who likes to build websites, read books, grow beards, make fun of Lauren’s prototypes and eat the sauce of the picante.

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13 Responses to “Getting inside my head”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Can’t see it. And while I’m talking about it, your site does something wierd when I view it at school…the bottom disclaimer stuff “…powered by WordPress, etc” lies on top of the first post and obscures the text. It is it a problem with your page, or a problem with my computer?

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    • Brad Said on:

      Dang it! I always misspell weird!

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    • Lloyd Said on:

      It’s most likely a problem with this theme. I’ve found a number of things that I had to change already. I’m this *makes sign with fingers signifying how far* close to rewriting the thing. But just out of curiosity, what type and version browser are you using at school?

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  2. Beth Said on:

    I can’t see it either. And, you know more about my computer than I do…

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  3. Beth Said on:

    I think that’s the coolest post I have ever seen (sorry Lauren, your beloved moldy ranch has been superceded)! I want to see more…I’ll come over some time for the full tour of your brain. So cool. I jealous, it’s way cooler than my internal organ pictures. Dang, now I have to get a brain disorder…

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  4. Annette Said on:

    Actually, I know for a fact, that X includes your first-born, second, third or fourth…..at least from 6am-6pm!

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  5. Brad Said on:

    This is really cool. I’ve never had an MRI of my head! I’ve just done my lower back. I don’t suppose that would be as cool. Maybe I should shove some crayons up my nose or something. Would that get them to do an MRI on my head?

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Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. LloydAndLauren.com » I’m Normal - November 9, 2006

    […] Well, my results came in from last week’s MRI. And Dr. Sutton was, “pleased to tell you that your MRI was read as normal.” Which, those of you who are careful readers will have noted, is nearly, but not quite, the same as saying that it was normal. Dr. Sutton is passing me of to Dr. Richard Legge. Dr. Legge is a neuro-ophthalmologist of the first rank (or not, how could I know?). This whole experience has brough me a lot closer to Brad and his wide world of medical mysteries. Also counted among the things that I don’t know is whether neuro-ophthalmologist is actually hyphenated, because the hyphen just happened to appear at the end of a line in my letter… Or did it? […]

  2. LloydAndLauren.com » “I teach preschool.” - February 10, 2007

    […] This post is in honor of Brad’s comment at the doctor, “I teach middle school.”  You can read about it here, but I warn you -- it’s graphic!  Being a teacher grants you a license to do anything weird.  We get free stuff from McDonald’s -- straws, boxes, juice, donations of all kinds, and MRI results.  (When my dentist had finished making my crown, he handed me the plaster casts of my teeth. “Here, you teach preschool.”)  With such power come responsibility, so it’s important not to abuse it. […]

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