hello every one, its bright a beautiful today in nova scotia canada, my name is douglas and i have recently had a cta with worrysum results, i showed a 2mm pouch like thing on and artery in the circle of wills in my brain yet to be diagnosed as a ture aneurysm, and possiblilty of one is low, only thing in my life that could cause to develop would be smoking, it still scares me, i dont really have the knowledge to comfort me right now, my gp was great introducing me to the results he laughed and said i dont want you to worry many people have things show up in the complacated mass that is your brain, he told me because its you i will send you asap for an mra beacuse you worry soo much, i love my gp he treats me like a father he was there the day i was born and has allways be a cofidant in my life, and has never lead me down the wrong path, but he is a busy man he teachs, and runs a medical clince soo my last vist was short and left me with a few unanswerd questions, the mra could potentaly give negitive results, in how i wonder how to handle the situation, i am young i smoke i like to drink even tho its been cut to a bare minimum i love my social life again has been cut out, and i enjoy being young right now, i m worryed to put any strain on my body or i might just fall to apart , i need to know what could this be other then a aneurysm and what is the likelyhood of it being that, its very small only 2mm and my trusted doctor told me not to worry at all not even in the slightest, but i cant help it any one with some knowledge on this subject i would be appericate you to share thank you.
First off don’t feel bad. It’s not a who has it worse contest. I had surgery 2 years ago for an unruptured aneurysm also by the Circle of Willis. It started with an MRI for something unrelated. The radiologist noticed something a little funky, possibly a “torturous artery” and suggested an MRA. The MRA showed it was an aneurysm. A follow up CT showed it “sure as hell” was an aneurysm. 2mm is pretty small but size is not the only issue. The size of the artery it’s on and where it was are also factors. The neurologist will be able to address that with you. Mine was 5-6mm and we clipped it. Hang in and keep posting. That’s what this is here for.
thank you thomas, the raidologest certainly felt no need for anything drastic to happen there just takeing percations, i do hope its not anything terminal, i do have faith that it wont be, but at the samw time your words bring comfort i am sorry to hear about your struggle but it seems to be that you are strong a made i threw as, i will keep my post updated since i consider all information to be helpful i strive for it, my mra is coming up soon and i will make sure to post the results to you, i will be strong, my friends will be here tonight im bringing out the ol mandolin and gutiar and make a night of it time to really appericate life thank you
My MRI was in June and I had surgery the end of September so they didn’t seem to be in too much of a hurry. Impossible as it sounds you need to not stress too much and see what the tests show and what the doctor’s say.
yes considering that i am not even diagonised yet and my doctor seems optamistic about the whole situation i have to let my nervers down a little bit, my mra is 11 days away, soo no need to worry too much i trust in the doctors to know whats best
How are you doing Douglas? I think I know what you are going through. I was feeling the very same way as you when I was first told about this. The waiting is hard when you are looking for answers. Hang in there, we’re all in this together! I wish I lived closer, I’d bring out the guitar and play a few tunes with you. Keep us updated.