Pink Limbo MRI Scrubbed ’til Mid-December

Me and Space Shuttle Endeavour, Kennedy Space Center, May 15, 2011

Me and Space Shuttle Endeavour, Kennedy Space Center, May 15, 2011

“We only have a 7 to 14-day window,” the scheduling woman at the women’s imaging center told me, then added, “We’re going to have to postpone tomorrow.”

Yup, my MRI scheduled for tomorrow to remove me from this pink limbo I’ve been hanging in since early October has been scrubbed. Perhaps I’m using this terminology because I have NASA Tweetup on my mind but when she told me there’s a limited “window” all I kept thinking of was a rocket launching under optimum conditions. For instance, the launch window for the United Launch Alliance Atlas V carrying NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) is one hour and 43 minutes and opens at 10:02 a.m. EST on Saturday, November 26. [Note: original launch date was Friday, Nov. 27]

Why is it postponed? Well, let’s just say my body has been under a lot of stress over the past couple of months which has thrown my biological system off and estrogen needs to be at its peak when the test is done. (Sorry guys for the female talk!)

And, I sincerely apologize for having not replied to those of you who commented on this post explaining what I’ve been going through. I hope to respond very soon!

Again, I’m continuing to stay cautiously optimistic and truly appreciate everyone’s concern and support.


Author: Solo Travel Girl Admin

Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led Solo Travel Girl, to a career path in tourism. She has worked in the tourism industry for more than 20 years including 10 years with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley and Everglades National Park. She currently lives in Southwest Florida, and maintains this travel blog with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely.

Share This Post On


  1. Appendicitis? Honey Badge Don’t Care. | Solo Travel Girl - [...] escape everyday life for a week (not in THAT way). At that time, I was between tests for my…

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.