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Old 09-14-2016, 08:42 AM   #61
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Great news Nemo !
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Old 09-14-2016, 08:46 AM   #62
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Just had a call from the doctor's office.....the Cat Scan results are in......and I DON'T have an aneurysm! (I forget what he called it, I was so stunned by the news, but will be into their office to pick up a copy of the data, probably today).......whatever it is I DO have, it's apparently benign and doesn't require monitoring.......whoopee!!!!)

On the other hand.....WTF? How could the MRI be so wrong?
Wow, that's amazing and wonderful! How many times in life does one get a reprieve like that? Not often, I'd think. Sounds like great cause for celebration.
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"You've got to ask yourself one question. Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?"

When I find out what it actually IS I'll post the results.....thanks everyone for the support.....although this entire episode has probably aged me ten years.
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"You've got to ask yourself one question. Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?"

When I find out what it actually IS I'll post the results.....thanks everyone for the support.....although this entire episode has probably aged me ten years.
I can imagine! Had it been me, I think twenty years.

It was hair raising enough that I even told Frank about it over lunch one day (since he doesn't read the forum as often as I do). We were both aghast at the size of the aneurysm. I think he'll be as happy as I am to hear about about the misdiagnosis.

This should make the trip you were planning a lot more fun, all in all. Might want to extend it.
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Wow!
Even in med school, someone has to be the anchorman in every class, and apparently that was the guy who originally read your MRI.

Wonderful news, and congratulations on dodging the bullet!
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Sooo happy to hear this! Nothing like good news after a health scare to put everything else in perspective.
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Nothing like good news after a health scare to put everything else in perspective.
Right at this moment I'm in shock......it's like being in front of a firing squad and having someone remove the blindfold while saying "OK, you can go home now"........the immediate emotional reaction is "What? You mean I got all dressed up for this and now you're calling it off?"

Contradictory feelings..quite weird actually.

We'll pick up a copy of the scan this afternoon, and I'll have more details.
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So happy for you Nemo2! This sounds like a reason to celebrate.
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Not having an aneurysm is a very good thing. Next question: what is it?
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Hey, just to throw out the opposite view, how do you know the second test is correct and not the first one. ?

Right now you have 2 tests: Yes and No
Looks like a tie breaker is needed.
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Hey, just to throw out the opposite view, how do you know the second test is correct and not the first one. ?

Right now you have 2 tests: Yes and No
Looks like a tie breaker is needed.
Or perhaps a separate independent reading of either previously images or both could confirm. Radiologists do make mistakes.
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Great news! The first guy must have been a moron.
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Great news. Maybe I should switch to your doc so mine will disappear as well!
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Not having an aneurysm is a very good thing. Next question: what is it?
I have typed the following from the report...(omitting 'unrelated' data).....it would appear I'm not in any immediate danger but would appreciate any insights you might have:

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Routine thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm protocol was performed. IV contrast was administered.

The ascending aorta is ectatic but non aneurysmal, with measurements as follows:

4.4 x 3.9 centimeters at the sinuses.
4.2 x 3.9 centimeters at the mid ascending aorta
3.4 x 3.3 centimeters at the proximal aortic arch.
3.1 x 2.8 centimeters in the mid aortic arch.
3.0 x 2.9 centimeters in the distal aortic arch.
3.9 x 3.5 centimeters in the proximal descending aorta.
3.0 x 2.8 centimeters in the mid descending aorta.
2.5 x 2.6 centimeters at the diaphram.
2.6 x 2.5 centimeters at the celiac axis.

The common iliac arteries are also ectatic but not aneurysmal. The right measure 1.7 centimeters, and the left measures 1.5 centimeters.

The central airways are patent. No worrisome pulmonary nodules.

The heart is normal in size.

.......//.......

Impression: Fusiform ectasia of the thoracic aorta and common iliac arteries as described above. No aneurysm.
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Great news! The first guy must have been a moron.
From what I'm seeing it would appear that the Cat Scan was far more comprehensive than the MRI, but I imagine there are a number of factors, (I might have shifted position, for example), that could explain the differences.
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That is terrific news! I can't imagine having to go through all that.
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I can't imagine having to go through all that.
Just heard from a buddy (known him for 34 years) he's 3 months younger than me, (he'll be 74 on Xmas Day), telling me that at age 38 his was misdiagnosed with lung cancer (he was working as a chemist at the time and they figure toxins from the lab must've skewed the test results....or somesuch).......he said "I'm sure I told you about that".....told him no I would have remembered...especially since we both lost wives to lung cancer.......
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What a relief that must be, congrats Nemo on the good news!
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I have typed the following from the report...(omitting 'unrelated' data).....it would appear I'm not in any immediate danger but would appreciate any insights you might have:

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Routine thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm protocol was performed. IV contrast was administered.

The ascending aorta is ectatic but non aneurysmal...The common iliac arteries are also ectatic but not aneurysmal. The right measure 1.7 centimeters, and the left measures 1.5 centimeters...

Impression: Fusiform ectasia of the thoracic aorta and common iliac arteries as described above. No aneurysm.

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Well, I certainly don't know what you have, but apparently, whatever it is, it's causing you to misspell "lilac" and "ecstatic."
Guess that's small price to pay for being able to continue to live. Glad you are okay--because it's not so easy for me to find playmates.
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