My first MRI ( OCD research)

Hello my bucket list friends ! On Monday I did something pretty exciting,I got my first ever MRI . I was nervous at first but it was an interesting new experience and I can’t wait to share it with you .  Now I’m not sick or anything , I’m lucky enough to be participating in an OCD research study at Stanford. With all that being said here is the story of my first MRI.

 

 

My first MRI

I’ve been doing the pre-screening for this study for a while now but I didn’t want to say anything on this blog until things got going .  The study will be researching TMS treatments for people with OCD. TMS has been used for OCD and other mental health conditions but usually the treatments are done in a time span of 4-6 weeks . For this study I will be doing the treatments for one week . The study will see how effective the treatments are in the span of a week . During the study I will be getting two MRI scans . The first one was completed on Monday and the second one will be done after the TMS treatments are completed. On Monday I went to Stanford University to get my first MRI. I arrived about 45 minutes early so I had some time to explore the beautiful campus . It was raining on and off that day and I had to keep my hair dry for the MRI so I kept my hood on most of the time while I was exploring .  My favorite thing about the campus was this big beautiful fountain I took so many pictures by it . After some exploring it was time for the MRI. I was nervous but it wasn’t that bad at all .  I did some paper work then I got dressed up in some fancy blue scrubs. After putting in some ear plugs it was time to say hello to the MRI machine . I felt nice and cozy in the machine it wasn’t bad at all in there.  It was loud even with ear plugs and you can call me weird if you want but I kind of liked the noise .  I was in there for about 90 minutes I think. When it was done I felt a little dizzy but not bad I was very tired that night but it is all worth it to be apart of this amazing study .

Rock on – Christina Epperly

 

The rain makes sleepy and other random thoughts

Hello, My bucket list friends ! So I really wanted to write a blog post but I couldn’t really think of anything to write about so I’m just going to write about whatever random thoughts are in my head ! Here we go !

Friday 1/2/2019

The rain makes sleepy and other random thoughts

The rain makes me sleepy – I know we need the rain but it does affect my mood . It makes me want to stay in bed all day . It also makes me grumpy because I can’t stay in bed all day and I have to be out it in . It also makes me grumpy when it makes me change my plans . I guess I don’t have a very good relationship with rain.

 

I wonder if my cat knows he’s hurting me when he attacks my foot

My cat Cooper likes to sleep in my bed he also likes to attack my foot when it moves when he is on my bed . I yell at him every time he does it but I wonder if he even knows that it’s my foot he is grabbing. If he does know that it is my foot does he know that it hurts me ? So many questions and not enough answers for this random thought.

 

Will I ever get to live my dream of being on TV

I’ve wanted to be on TV for a very long time . Even if it was just walking past a news camera but it’s never happened .  It is something that I have always day dreamed about but I know it’s so many other’s dream too . So I worry that it will never become a reality but I’ve made so many of my other dreams come true so why not this one ? I should probably stop doubting myself and take another trip down to LA and see what I can do ! I think I would be great on a game show .

Saturday 1/2/2019

 

Starbucks coffee is great on any day but especially rainy ones – I’m glad I got out of the house today and got some tasty coffee from Starbucks . I love it even in the summer but there is just something perfect about having coffee on a rainy gloomy day .

It was to rainy to walk but I still got my steps in – My mom and I were going to go walking today but with the rain switching on and off so fast, We knew that we would probably get caught in the rain and get soaking wet ! So that didn’t happen but I was still able get my steps for the day in !

I hope you enjoyed my random thoughts !

Rock on ! – Christina Epperly