About: Leicester Royal Infirmary Leicester Royal Infirmary Leicester LE1 5WW
On 22/10/13 I got a wake up phone call asking me to attend the tia clinic at 9 am. Part of the assessment was an MRI, I am claustrophobic. Having been able to force myself theough one previously I shocked myself by being unable to go into it this time. I suspect the rush and my consequent lack of mental preparation was a factor. The radiologist did not disguise her irritation. The nurse however was brilliant, a credit to her profession. I was able to get out into fresh air, calm myself down then talk myself back into the department where she instantly recognised what I was doing ( counting distraction) got me straight in, and held my literally shaking hand throughout. She is my hero. Top marks LRI.