my story tonight is just a sentimental one.
i had my second mri tonight. it was scheduled to be of my head. last wednesday i had the T and L spine done (ordered by my fam. doc) as the C & T spine ordered by the neuro. are not scheduled until end of january.
i must backtrack 13 years or so to give you a basis for the meaning behind what happened tonight.
my granny was a very important figure in mine and everyone's lives that she ever touched. one of those people who sparkles a million times more brilliantly than you would ever imagine a person could and to whomevers life she touched, she always left an imprint. my middle name, islay, is the name of the island where she was born.
i never met my true grandfather, her first husband, as he died when my mum was young, but had a very meaningful experience when i was about 19 years old...i was travelling through africa and had just crossed the border of zambia into zimbabwe where i knew for sure that my grandfather had been. he was a doctor who had spent time during his internship in what used to be called rhodesia, and i was tracing his footsteps. i was on a bus full of tourists and somebody had a mixed tape in and the song "bridge over troubled water" came on at the moment we entered the country.
this blew me away, as it was such an important song in my granny's life. after her husband, my grandfather died, whom i'd never met, she had met someone, who i now know as my grandfather, who lived in scotland with his 3 children and who had also just lost his wife to cancer. my granny was living in jamaica at the time (where my grandfather set up practice) with four small children and was struggling to decide whether or not she should pick up the whole family and move to scotland to be with this man, and their song, the song that saw her through all of these hard times and decisions was bridge over troubled water.
anyway, have i lost anyone yet? well, tonight, i was asked what kind of music i like by the mri tech., to which i replied, reggae, classical, jazz, pop, folk, anything but metal or rap.
can you guess what the very first song was that played for me? of course, bridge over troubled water. it was tricky to stay still as truly i was on the verge of crying on hearing the song.
as an added bonus to the appt. tonight, i had mentioned to the tech. how far away my next appt. for c & t spine were, but that it was really only the c spine remaining to be mri'd and he finished my head and offered to do the c spine for me too. so i have now had all of my imaging done and can follow up with the neuro in hopes of some answers.
i just wanted to share all of this with you guys because i really feel you have all been and i suspect, we have all been, to each other, bridges over troubled water. it fits.
hope the night finds you rested,