Well, it’s getting real. Pre-op tomorrow, a weekend in Savannah, older kids flying in on Sunday, and then surgery on Monday.
My aneurysm is described on MRA as:
Dominant right and hypoplastic left A1 segment with anteromedially projecting saccular aneurysm arising from the anterior communicating artery. The aneurysm has wide neck, 2 dominant lobes and small lobulations. The A2 segments are noted to be arising from the base of the aneurysm. The aneurysm roughly measures 6mm in its widest diameter.
After much discussion and presentation at conference, it was decided that I will have stent-assisted coiling. I started my anti-platelet regimen on Monday without problem. My stomach was a bit sour this morning and I hope the aspirin will not be an issue with that going forward, but I’m optimistic.
Overall, I am ready to be done with this. It was discovered in December and it’s been a long wait for various reasons. Now that it’s actually here the anxiety is setting in, but I feel prepared and I am thankful that I have not had a rupture and that I have had the opportunity to take proactive steps to prevent that from happening.
I’ll let you all know how it goes. Should be out of the hospital on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. Thanks for all the information and support you have provided while I’ve processed and prepared for this!