For those of you who read my first blog, this is an update on what’s going on with my brain Aneurysm. (number one I learned how to spell it).
The doctors’s at UIC Chicago have told me that this has to be fixed and cannot just be monitored. After having an Angiogram about 10 days ago it’s been decided that I can get away with the less invasive procedure as opposed to actual surgery. This means they will be taking a coil and going through the main artery in my leg/groin they will place a coil made of platinum into the aneurysm, thus clotting it so no blood gets in or out. The risk involved is minimal, but the possibility of a stroke scares me a bit. Yesterday I spoke with the doctor who is going to perform this and I must admit, I was impressed. He seemed to know all the answers to my questions before I even had a chance to ask them. If my appointment with the anesthesiologist goes well next Wednesday then I will be having the coiling procedure done on Aug. 25th. I will only be in the hospital overnight and just have to take it easy for a few days. I’ve decided to take the entire week off from work because to be honest with you this has played alot on my mind and I need the break. I trust this team of doctor’s that I’ve been seeing and I’m sure I will not have any complications.
The upside to all of this, apparently stress does not bother me. Both my blood sugars and blood pressure have been great through all of this.