In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen+
Connie is in need of our prayers as she is about to have an MRI. We unite in prayer with Connie asking You to come to her assistance and make haste to help her in her time of need. Comfort her and calm her nerves. Allow her to focus of You and draw strength and assurance from Your presence with her through which would otherwise be a most difficult experience.
Oh, Connie...you CAN do this. I like the idea that Mary from Pittsburg suggested, only just wear a satiny beauty sleep mask, instead of squeezing your eyes tightly shut! You can pretend you're going to the Spa, and getting ready for a massage.
Joe was terribly claustrophobic, too, and hated the knocking sound. He did listen to music, and took in the "string" rosary. He found that taking an anti-anxiety medication beforehand made him feel LESS in control of the situation, and thus intensified the anxiety. He took Benedryl instead, because all that did was make him a little sleepy, but not knocked out. He battled tinnitus, too, and had some little hearing aide gizmo that made a "white noise", which helped him at night.
Please, Holy Spirit come and soothe Connie's nerves. Give her peace and calm.
Bring your favorite music or a comforting CD of the rosary. Say the rosary and offer it up.
Another thought. You might consider consulting with an otolaryngologist or neuro-otolgist who specializes in tinnitus.
It will be alright. It may go much easier than you think.
I feel Mary offers an excellent suggestion. In the past when I had anxieties about a procedure, I would think of Our Blessed Mother. I would picture her holding me in her arms and saying everything will be fine........and it was.
Please know you will be in our prayers. Your CM family loves you.