I had my long awaited MRI this morning. The results should be available next week. In the meantime, I will concentrate on having the best weekend that I can.

But first I want to tell all of you something. As many of you know, MRI’s are enclosed and noisy. And the noises they make are like ones you might expect during an intergalactic war. Last time I used visual imagery to deal with it. I visualized Space Invaders-type old school video game images advancing down the screen with each rapid series of  “EEEEE! EEEE! EEEEE! EEEEE! EEEEE! EEEE! EH! EH! EH! EH! Chu chu chu chu chu chu.”

Today, I did something different. I thought about my new coping statement, “Never underestimate your team.” I visualized my friends and family. Yes, that means you, too. When I didn’t have a face to attach to you, I thought of the many words of comfort you have given me.

Thank you. I wish you much health and happiness.