Thanks for the comments! Gonna take the afternoon and go over chapter 12 -- I had written that some time ago, after having an MRI myself, and thought it might fit here. Was originally a dialog, and I missed some punctuation in the conversion. I'll address that posthaste.
Still getting the "copying and competing" comments from some -- and no, I still don't feel the need to do that. I thought this was a very interesting story idea, and with Oyster's (and Handyman's) permission I decided to see what I can do with it.
If you like it you can keep reading it. Period.