"Being taught a lesson by a nurse at an MRI scan"
About: Hull Royal Infirmary / Neurology Hull Royal Infirmary Neurology HU3 2JZ
Posted by Norah (as ),
I attended for an MRI scan on my knee. I was carrying a lot of tension because I am terrified of being in very enclosed spaces.
I was working hard to keep this under control and had gone into the scanning machine and was OK. I then put on earphones with assistance. All was OK. I then received a very loud blast of OASIS music through the earphones which shattered any measure of control I had - I think I screamed and it took them some time to turn it off and me a long time to calm down.
After the scan had finished, far from offering any kind of apology, the attending nurse bringing in an elderly patient pointed out to me that this woman was in her eighties and wasn't scared in the MRI. She made it very clear that I was silly or naughty in my response to the experience.
I feel that I was abused by the lack of care and forethought of the nurses, and humiliated and belittled by their 'silly girl' response to my feelings.