I just need to vent about this. I went in for an MRI today. My doctor wanted me to have one in order to make sure that he isn't missing something that my symptoms could be coming from. I went in to a top city hospital rather than a local one because my doctor could get the results faster. Wow, never again. I've had various tests and procedures at the smaller hospitals near me, and nothing ever happened like what happened today.First off, they wanted to put an IV in, which I wasn't informed of beforehand. Oh well, no big deal I thought. There's then this huge ridiculousness over me not having a vein. I have small veins, but I've always been able to get blood drawn or have an IV. It might just take a few seconds longer. So all these people are coming trying to find a vein and I'm getting poked all over my arms! THEN they decide to call an IV nurse. She comes and supposedly is able to get the IV in. However, at this point I have been pushed to the back of the line for the MRI, which the doctor informs me of snootily like it's my fault. (Mind you, I have to get to work!) Also, I had drank two bottles of that gross liquid, and then I had to drink MORE because I had been sitting for so long!They also tell me that they need to give me a shot that slows down your intestines. So I tell them that they're already slow because I had to take Immodium and Librax just to get there. The woman is annoyed once again at me. Um, how am I supposed to get to the hospital without taking them?!? The info says you can take all medications. So finally after like 2 hours, I get to have the MRI. The first part without the use of the IV goes fine. Then they gave me the shot for the intestines (which I still was not happy about, because really that's the last thing my intestines need) and I go back in. The IV starts up. Ohmygod, it felt like my arm was on fire. Guess what? The IV wasn't in my vein after all, so my arm was filled up with contrast fluid. Also, that means I had to get that intestine shot for nothing because now they can't get the images.So I get sent off with a lovely "infiltration of contrast dye" info sheet, basically being told that I'm a freak of nature because that never happens. I don't even know if they got any good images. I do have an incident form about me now though. My arm hurts and my stomach is a mess. Good times!