Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Wow. It has been a really long time. I've had a whole lot on my plate this past month. School just ended for the semester and I am 99% sure I got A's in both of my classes.

I've also been having a whole bunch of health problems. I had that cotton wool spot in my eye a while ago and the doctor got me an MRA (sort of like an MRI but it looks at your blood vessels instead of your tissue). I really didn't expect them to find anything; they didn't order the test because they were worried...they ordered it because it seemed like the only time in the near future that insurance would be willing to cover it. We have a history of cerebral aneurysm in my family, so that, combined with the eye spot and some minor headaches I've been having convinced my insurane company that I needed to have my head inspected.

So, it turns out I have two small aneurysms. They're really little...nothing to be worried about yet. But, they're there...and considering that my mother nearly died when an aneurysm ruptured on her brain stem ten years ago, it's something we definitely want to keep an eye on.

Here're some pictures of my head:

The arrow is pointing to one of the aneurysms. The other picture doesn't show anything specific, but I just thought it was freakin' sweet.

I had a CT Angiogram today and it will allow us to see more detail and hopefully get a better idea of how to proceed.

Oh! And thanks to your votes, I'm now in 3rd place in the "My Favorite Toy" contest. I didn't know this, but you're allowed to vote more than once. So, if you have a second, click on the "vote" button below (there's supposed to be a picture there, but for some reason, it's not embedding correctly :().

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Ms. Moon said...

You seem so very calm about this which I am sure is the proper response. I, however, would be freaking out but then again, I freak out at everything having to do with the body.
Yes. Keep an eye on the situation. But I am sure you will be fine.
And hey! Good work in school! I hope you're going to have a very peaceful and lovely holiday.

Badass Geek said...

Ugh. If you need someone to talk to about the stress of having things go wrong up there in the ol' noggin, let me know. I'm still waiting to see if the source of my neurological problems is a tumor or not, so I can definately sympathize.

Good luck with all of that.