Every now and then on TV you’ll see someone going headfirst into one of those big ol’ MRI machines. Typically, when you see that it means “This person is sick. Very sick.”

Well, that’s going to be me in the near future.

My headache hasn’t abated, and as it’s been nearly a month now the doctor thinks getting it imaged would be a good idea. I’m inclined to agree.

Worse than the pain itself has been the anxiety of not knowing what’s going on inside my head. It’s all I can think about, and that’s not healthy.

What I’d love is for this headache to go away and never come back. But since there’s no sign of that happening imminently, a fine consolation prize would be the knowledge that nothing is seriously wrong.

With that in mind, tomorrow I go to fill out the necessary paperwork. I don’t know how long I’ll have to wait after that, but hopefully not long. I’m having enough trouble coping with this as it is.