As if the Factor V Leiden and Anti phospholipid wasn't enough---
Due to a family history of brain aneurysms, -my mother died of one, my sister had 3 but were operated on successfully, my mother's sister had, my grandmother died of one, and first cousin also. My cardiologist and my internist have been after me for the last 2 years since they took my medical history, to have an MRA to see if I am okay. I finally gave in and this past Thursday had an MRA of my brain at the Lab.
Next morning, yesterday, I got the wonderful phone call from my internist, also my cardio. I have a 3 mm aneurysm in the right ophthalmic artery leading from the carotid artery. The radiologist suggested an angiogram to investigate--but my two doctors feel before I do anything invasive, they want me to see a neurosurgeon. I made an appointment for 2 weeks from now, and have to bring the actual MRA scan on a CD for him to read.
Nervous as h__l. Interesting, I have been having a vision problem in right eye for at least 8 to 10 years as I have mentioned in previous posts--have seen 3 ophthalmologists, 2 optometrists, a
neuro-ophthalmologist, have had numerous eyeglasses made, with no answers--still have the vision problem. I guess I will find out if this is the reason.
My cardiologist was sweet---when he called and gave me the awful news, I told him that I "inherited all the "good" stuff from my mother"-the Factor V, the APS, plus some other conditions, and his answer to me was but you also inherited her 'charming personality.'
Anyway, wish me luck---I don't think I would like to learn that I need brain surgery.