Tweets from inside the MRI

While I was waiting to get an MRI of my hip, I thought: “I should be tweeting this.”  But a blog is the limit of this man’s social networking skills.

From Facebook to Twitter, it seems half of the world wants to tell the other half of the world every mundane activity that they are experiencing: “Going to the mall!”; “in the car on the Lodge!”; “buying popcorn!”; “solving the global climate crisis!”

Still, I thought you might want to hear from me on the other side of the white coat as I experienced my MRI at Henry Ford Hospital.

If I had a Twitter account and was tweeting during my MRI experience, my tweets may have looked something like this…

 

 

 


Dr. John Popovich

Checking in to x-ray! @HenryFordNews

 


Dr. John Popovich

No, I am not the basketball coach #spurs

 


Dr. John Popovich

Yes I have insurance.
I am sure we take HAP.


Dr. John Popovich

Are any hospital gowns made for someone over 6 feet?

 


Dr. John Popovich

Need two gowns, you don’t want to see what’s behind #youtube

 


Dr. John Popovich

Going to fluoroscopy. #Lookitup

 


Dr. John Popovich

Does anyone know my birth date?

 


Dr. John Popovich

Getting clipped, not a spa special #HenryFordWestBloomfield

 


Dr. John Popovich

Yes I am modest.

 


Dr. John Popovich

Is that a needle or a piece of plumbing?

 


Dr. John Popovich

Ah, relief, give me the needle, doc.

 


Dr. John Popovich

Who doesn’t look good in a thigh-length gown, black socks and loafers? Eat your heart out #GeorgeClooney!

 


Dr. John Popovich

Going to MRI!

 


Dr. John Popovich

The lights, the noise, the claustrophobia. Did they use this in #Guantanamo?

 


Dr. John Popovich

A voice from control room, one last check. I’m confused, was that Dr. Dre?

 


Dr. John Popovich

Back to the office #docinthed.com

 

All kidding aside, let me tell you that all of our physicians, nurses, technicians, and support staff during my experience were absolutely first rate.

Some recognized me or my name, so you might think preferential attention was paid.  Some either did not recognize me or placed the name (I hope that is all), and treated me superbly as well.

One last word: You get a much better appreciation for what our patients go through when you are on the other side of the delivery.  Good lessons for all of us to learn.

(And for some real Henry Ford Hospital tweets, follow @HenryFordNews on Twitter! You can also read more about Henry Ford Hospital on Facebook.)

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4 thoughts on “Tweets from inside the MRI

  1. I enjoy the blog posts

    I don’t know how to make a request known.
    Outside the Clara Ford Pavillion building is Byron street –there is no street sign. Very frustrating to patients & Visitors including myself when I was going thru the hiring process a year ago and need to get to Employee Health.

    Patients & visitors come in sometimes (I work 1st floor CFP) asking “is this Bryon street?”. I think Google maps shows it as Bryon street but there is no identifying sign.

    I suggest a sign purchase..

    Lisa Heinze

  2. Thanks, Lisa, for your feedback. I’m going to share your post with the appropriate team at Henry Ford Hospital. Thanks for reading Doc in the D!

  3. I agree with Lisa, very frustrating. I have a large group of out-of-towners coming to the Innovation Institute (2nd floor of Employee Health Bldg) and had to distribute a homemade map just to make it less confusing.

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