The Nineteenth of December

Last night I had an MRI on my bum shoulder.

I got home fairly late with a CD full of MRI images.

I popped it into my laptop and stared at the images.


Then, I called on Doctor Google to show me what MRI images of a healthy right arm and shoulder should look like.

Next, I freaked the hell out because Dr. Google’s photos don’t look anything like my arm.

I took a deep breath and reminded myself I have absolutely no idea what it is I’m looking at.

To be honest, MRI images look a lot like scrambled eggs.


I went into the MRI absolutely positive it would show nothing.

But …?

Obviously, I haven’t had a “normal” arm since the car accident ….

Which means my MRI photos probably wouldn’t be expected to look like Dr. Google’s?


I hadn’t planned to go see my doc for the results for a few weeks due to the holidays.

Now I’m curious.

I want to know what the MRI shows and/or doesn’t show.

I don’t know if I can wait a couple weeks to find out?

What do those scrambled eggs MEAN?


I’m seeing Paul Newman this morning for a much needed visit.

(He won’t have the MRI results and even if he did he wouldn’t tell me.  I have to get the results from my doc.)

Hopefully, he can work a little of his magic on my arm.

In other, completely unrelated, news – I took an online “personality” test the other day.

Usually, those type of tests don’t fit me very well.

I’m very introverted in some ways, and not at all in others, so I don’t seem to fit in either category.


The results of this test were very accurate to the point of being eerie.

Maybe because it offers more than two or three personality types?

In any case, the test said I’m a “Sensitive Doer.”

The description of a “Sensitive Doer” really does fit me in most ways.

I wonder if other people feel the test results “nails” their personality, too?

If you’re curious to try it yourself, the (quick, easy, free) test can be found here.

(And, I’d love to hear what the test says YOU are!)

10 Responses to “The Nineteenth of December”

  1. Jenny in MN now in AZ

    MRI scrambled eggs in shoulder look, huh? creepy… I hope you find out sooner than later what it was you were looking at so you can clear it from the back of your mind.

    I saw you post on FB about the personality test and like you – I usually don’t fit well in one category. However, I was taking a break from intense business book reading (snore) and thought it would wake me up so I took the personality test. It was 98% spot on too. I apparently am a Dreamy Idealist. I sent it to a friend of mine and he took it and sent me his results and I would say it was 98% spot on for him too.
    …so thanks for actually pointing this out, I found it interesting and actually a little helpful for a project I am working on.

    I hope you can have a good day today and get a little relief with Paul Newman today.

    • Suzanne

      Glad you had fun with the test.
      I seem to know a lot of Dreamy Idealists.
      : )

  2. Mj

    Took the test and the results fit me to a tee!
    The Harmony-seeking Idealist
    Harmony-seeking Idealists are characterised by a complex personality and an abundance of thoughts and feelings. They are warm-hearted persons by nature. They are sympathetic and understanding. Harmony-seeking Idealists expect a lot of themselves and of others. They have a strong understanding of human nature and are often very good judges of character.

    But they are mostly reserved and confide their thoughts and feelings to very few people they trust. They are deeply hurt by rejection or criticism. Harmony-seeking Idealists find conflict situations unpleasant and prefer harmonious relationships. However, if reaching a certain target is very important to them they can assert themselves with a doggedness bordering on obstinacy.

    Harmony-seeking Idealists have a lively fantasy, often an almost clairvoyant intuition and are often very creative. Once they have tackled a project, they do everything in their power to achieve their goals. In everyday life, they often prove to be excellent problem solvers. They like to get to the root of things and have a natural curiosity and a thirst for knowledge. At the same time, they are practically oriented, well organised and in a position to tackle complex situations in a structured and carefully considered manner. When they concentrate on something, they do so one hundred percent – they often become so immersed in a task that they forget everything else around them. That is the secret of their often very large professional success.

    • Suzanne

      Isn’t it funny how a quick, simple, test can be mostly accurate?
      : )

  3. Elaine

    One of my good friends recently got me delving into the different personality types and I find it quite interesting. I got confused with the 16 personality types, but do like trying to figure out which four people fit into. This one described me to a tee. I’d be interested in seeing how these types compare with the major four : The D I S C (Dominant director/ Interactive Socializer/ Social Relator/ Casual Observer. I recently found out that these four types are used in some anger management courses — teaching people not to get ANGRY at different types of personalities. I’m convinced that the world would be a better place if we were all privy to personality types, what triggers them, what things they fear and what things make them angry. I’m an introvert through and through and did you know that for years and years extraverts tried to label introverts as mentally ill? HA. God made us all just the way we are and there is no good and bad personality type!

    • Suzanne

      Yep, understanding each other does help to defer frustration and anger.
      It’s very interesting …!

  4. Karen in S.E. Texas

    I am the “Analytical Thinker” … well, for the most part anyway.


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