Hi all, my name is Cristian and I’m in the UK, I went to the neurologist 2w ago because I couldn’t move my right hand and arm anymore for like 5-10 secs, I was afraid of having experienced a TIA and because I’m also a very dedicated athlete I went straight in wanting to do all scans and checkups.
Dr Richard Nicholas decided to have 3 MRIs, brain, carotid and neck blood vessels, spinal cord.
Went to the appointment with him last Thursday and I ended up in shock Dr Nicholas said everything was clear, no TIAs or strokes, tumors, nothing but in one of the scans there was “something”
“There is possibly a small aneurysm in the region of the left posterior communicating artery origin and therefore a formal intracranial MR Angiogram is advised”
The above were the words on the report, Dr Iain Colquhoun (Neuroradiologist).
I was shocked and I asked how big it was and Dr Nicholas said about 2mm, but he also said that because the MRI was programmed to find TIAs and strokes and/or tumors and irregularities, they couldn’t be 100% sure, so they needed to have me doing this MRA first to be able to actually tell if there was or not.
The doctor even said that the symptoms I had can’t be related to the aneurysm, if there is one.
I booked the MRA for this Monday and I’ll have results same day.
I tried to contact the Neuroradiologist asking if it was just “to confirm dimensions and shape and location” or actually because they wanted to verify if there is actually something, his response was the following:
As Dr Nicholas said it 50/50 something or nothing but I’m afraid we will have to wait for the MRA.
Regards Iain Colquhoun”
He was so kind to reply to me on a Saturday but still I’m terrified, I’m crying since Thursday and I have no family here (I’m from Rome, moved to UK in 2007) I’m honest I’m not ashamed to say that this was like a death sentence to me, sorry to look like crazy but I’m scared…
I’m having all sort of symptoms since Thursday and reading and instruct myself on this topic but the more I read the more I’m scared, doctor said it’s “easy with coiling” I read it’s not.
Anyway I’m an athlete and training every day, doing free weights and I fear my life could change dramatically, he mentioned I can train but obviously trying to avoid 1/2 max reps with gigantic weights, that’s ok to me as long as I could workout.
Also thinking all sort of things like when I’ll die if all my finances will be ok and things like that, I’m sorry and don’t want to look silly I’m just looking for some emotional help cause I’m falling apart and trust me I’m not the kind of guy that gets easily scared but this thing is the end for me… I’d have imagined I could live a good normal life and instead I’m 38 and I am already at the end…
I even tried to look on google to see if there is actually the possibility that in my case it’s not an aneurysm but if it’s not then what is it? I guess it’s just there I kinda feel it, I’m trying to prep myself to accept the news Monday but I can’t…
Thanks to whoever took the time to read this.