So today I travelled to London for an MRI (have been having short term memory issues and swapping words for ones with similar meanings).
They did a T3 MRI (?!) and initially, the main doc I was seeing (who did a physical before the MRI), told me, after the MRI, that everything looked fine, but we had to wait for the radiologist's report in full.
A little later, I was called in to the Neurologist (different person), who said my brain itself looks fine, no sign of MS etc etc, but he found a small Aneurysm! He sort of showed it me on the screen, but at that point I think I was in a bit of shock.
He said it's so small it'll probably be monitored, the docs there would discuss and 'may' refer me on to a Neurologist near me (I travelled quite a few miles to get to London).
After leaving, the shock has passed (A BIT!) but now I have lots of questions, like HOW small? Where specifically is it, and... WTF?!
I've obviously been consulting Google, but am now more confused! Some say small Aneurysm should be monitored, and <7mm is less risky, other sources say the size isn't the main thing, it's the thickness of the walls of the Aneurysm, which they can't tell unless they go in.
Has anyone here been diagnosed with a 'small' Aneurysm? If so, anyone on 'Wait, monitor'? If so, how long have you been doing this (can that be done forever, or does everyone need treatment at some point?).
Oh, and I do have a USB stick with my MRI scans, and have been trying to spot my Aneurysm... But really, I'm just not sure if I can see it!
Sorry for all the questions, just in a bit of a spin and as it's the bank holiday... stuck!
Thanks in advance