Friday, December 08, 2006

Good vibrations??? Well, at least the test was non-invasive

The med tech strapped me down, then I
was bombarded by the vibes of an MRI
The noise was as loud as she had said--
it sounded like a jackhammer near my head
If I hadn't had the earplugs and headphones
I'd have left the room as deaf as a stone
Twenty-five minutes of lying stock still
The MRI's inventor I could kill

Please, oh please, do tell us why
You had to have an MRI


When my foot was sore, I thought I had no worry
But when I rubbed my left sole,
I found a whole
lump the size of a blueberry
Where the heck did that come from?
How long has it been there?
So I figured I 'd best hurry up, and get some medical care
'Cause I've been known to dance, and need a healthy foot down there

Now I have to wait a week or so
'Til they decide whether it's benign or not so
And figure out which way the treatment should go

I've always felt a little strange, praying to G-d for people's health
When I'm not really even sure that I believe in G-d myself
But I decided long ago that, though I am not cert
A prayer for the sick is like chicken soup--it certainly can't hurt
So I'm asking those who're so inclined
To kindly keep my name in mind

I'm including my father's name for those who choose to use it. Please feel free to pray in accordance with your own minhag (custom).

Léah bat Esther v'Ozer

Thank you, and Shabbat Shalom.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oy vey! I'll be keeping you in my mind, during my tefilot and otherwise. Have a peaceful Shabbat.

Fri Dec 08, 09:17:00 AM 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have such horrible memories of MRIs. Aaron had three of them in his brief hospital stay. Just those initials make me start shaking.

Please, please let this be nothing! Be well!

Fri Dec 08, 09:46:00 AM 2006  
Blogger Sheyna said...

I said a misheberach for you this morning, and hope you'll hear good news soon! May G-d grant you a speedy and complete healing.

I had a series of MRIs last year after my car accident. I used techniques I learned in labor and wound up falling asleep. :-/ But without a fairly strong meditative ability and good earplugs, that wouldn't have been possible.

Sat Dec 09, 11:07:00 PM 2006  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

RaggedyMom, Elie (sorry to bring back such bad memories), and Sheyna, thanks so much for your prayers and good wishes. I'll keep you posted.

Sun Dec 10, 01:59:00 AM 2006  
Blogger westbankmama said...

Hope everything is well with you Shira.

Mon Dec 11, 05:47:00 AM 2006  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

WBM, unfortunately, I don't know yet. The good news is that the problem hasn't affected my mobility. But it'll be another few days before I get the results of the MRI. I'll let you know. Thanks for keeping my in your thoughts.

Mon Dec 11, 06:48:00 AM 2006  
Blogger PsychoToddler said...

I'll put in a good word for you.

Mon Dec 11, 01:58:00 PM 2006  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Thanks, Mark.

Ya know, I just read recently that some meshuggeh musician from Milwaukee--calls him PsychoSomething, no less--just upped and wrote a cool new arrangement for "Sevivon," of all things. Maybe if I listen to that once or twice, it'll help take my mind off my worries.


Tue Dec 12, 12:08:00 AM 2006  

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