The order for my next MRA scan arrived in the mail at the end of last week, and I think I’ve been in a little bit of a state of denial/shock after taking a look at the script. My appointment is scheduled for 1/4 in the afternoon for an MRA without contrast, and after I jotted the date and time down in my planner, I inspected the document a little bit further. That’s when I noticed the diagnosis line: “Cerebral aneurysm, unruptured.”
I don’t know if it’s for insurance purposes, for the accuracy/direction of the scan, or if it’s because I maybe really do have an aneurysm, but that line did not sit well with me.
I’ve been thinking about my upcoming appointment and the results to follow since my initial consultation a few months ago, all the while trying to assure myself that “it’s nothing” and the neurologist is “just being extra careful because of my family history.” And maybe that’s right. Or maybe it’s not.
Either way… I would really covet your thoughts and prayers for the next few weeks until I find out. Like I mentioned, my MRA scan is on 1/4, and then I meet with the doctor a week after that on 1/11 to go over the results. Please pray that it’s actually not an aneurysm (which would be my desired outcome), and that if it is… that it is no major cause for concern.
My favorite word that I learned a few years ago is “Eucharisteo.” To put it simply, it represents the practice of giving thanks in all things. So in all of this, I am thankful… for modern medicine and technology, for a neurologist who knows my family history first-hand, and if this is in fact an aneurysm, for finding it early.