Thanks for all your help.
@KtK -> Thanks for that, the receptionist at that place was really nice and told me the dimensions for the open MRI and it would appear I'm within them. This helps me lots because while I'm not quite madly clautrophobic, the thought of being in that tube for 40 minutes kinda unnerves me...
@Canis Lupus -> Well there's always one, isn't there?
@Victor -> I used to go to dieticians but they were no use. Even eating right and strictly (punishingly..) I still put on weight so after trying 3 of them I gave up..
@sjaakie -> Thanks a million for the kind words. while it may appear that I would be this big massive bulk of a person who has trouble doing stuff I've never had my weight/size be a hinderance in anything I've ever done before now, my other MRI's on my leg and wrist were no hassle, I guess it's just now I have to go completely into the machine and put all my weight onto the table...
@Carsinian Thau -> I'll pay privately, I can afford it, I can't afford to wait and it's just better service overall!
@Ali.C -> I've made quite a few posts a while ago regarding fitness under my real username
I'm quite well versed in nutrition and fitness as I used to be an avid weightlifter and played rugby, recent real life events overtook me and all my discipline went out the window - that's not to say I chomp mars bars all day but I've found I can't do the whole "little but often" regime as a result. Things are starting to look up and then this whole sciatic nerve thing renders me useless..C'est la vie
Following on from the scan which I'll have in the ARC in Dublin, hopefully no sugery or anything serious will be required and I'll get back into all the things I used to do and watch this weight drop off like old times
Thanks for all your kind words