There has been much discussion as to how people are reacting to these lockdowns and the often odd affects manifesting themselves.
I had been booked in for a MRI scan to see how Brian the brain thingy is getting along . The main Dorset County Hospital being besieged by COVID patience, the procedure was moved to a private hospital called The Winterbourne
I turned up with plenty of time and then had to go through the torturous admittance procedures . You were so far away from the reception desk and having to wear a mask , receptionist balling at you WHAT IS YOUR NAME
NO COLIN C O L I N
After twenty or so minutes of this I finally was dispatched to the MRI scanner that was in a lovely trailer in the car park
Got all ready on the moving bed thing , neck brace , head immobiliser visor and earphones and the 2 nurses and doctor peeping over a barrier in the corner .
Just as the doctor shouted in we go! the thing started to feed you head first into the scanner .
I HAD THE BIGGEST FUCKING PANIC ATTACK .
never had one before in my life , had loads of scans before during the Brian episode nothing.
Jump up , ripped off all the gear and legged it into the car park . Finally bought down by the two nurses before I made it to the road(Excellent rugby tackle I have to say) with them both shouting RELAX .... BREATHE... YOUR SAFE NOW .
Some of the poor nervous devils traipsing across the car park to reception for their appointments must of thought I was an escapee from the birthing pool..I wonder how many thought fuck this and legged it.
Both myself and the two nurses ended up in a heap in the corner of the car park and just laughing and laughing.
I was mortified
I am going to have to book another one and they have suggested I consider sedation next time round . The nurse explained they had been having a large increase in people reacting in exactly the same way , albeit most of them don't make it into the car park. The doctor thought it was a psych reaction to the loss of control of ones life during lock down.
They also suggested a bought a friend to perhaps hold my hand during the scan .
Can you imagine.
Mr C .got a moment ????!!
Bwha ha ha ha ha