One of the pleasures of having two strokes is having pictures taken with a lovely MRI. The one problem? I am extremely claustrophobic. So, having a technician have me lay on the table and squeeze my head into the support and then have them put the wire mask over my face isn’t exactly what I call fun. You then get slid into the unit which then closes my arms even tighter into my body. When I spent the week in the hospital with my two strokes I ended up having to MRIs. Now two months later I have the exciting opportunity to have a third. My last one I kept myself calm by thinking of my then month and a half old daughter Samaura and her little no,no,no,no type thing she would cry out when she was trying to fight her sleep. It would instantly put a smile on my face and the half hour that the MRI took would fly by. My question now is, Does anyone have any tricks they use when they are feeling a little anxiety?