The results are in from 2 of my 3 MRI - head and lumbar.
HEAD - According to the radiologist the herniation of my cerebellar tonsils has minimally improved ?? How it has improved I have no idea! Apparently it is 7.6mm and was 8mm. It all depends on who is reading the images. There is no hydrocephalus - yeah!! And they presume my arachnoid cyst is stable. Huh? You didn't look at it?
LUMBAR - No visible abnormalities of the cord or conus. Good news!! There is minor disc space desiccation with an annular tear noted at L5/S1. Basically my back is aging normally according to what I've read.
My family dr. did not explain any of the results to me because he only ordered the MRIs because I requested them as recommended by Dr. Heffez. I'm sending both the reports and images to Dr. Gentili. Once I get the C-spine results I will also forward that report. Thank heavens for Wikipedia I was able to look up all of the vocabulary to understand what I was given.
So that is good news. I don't have anything going on than was already known. Just need the C-spine results to know for sure.
My dr. also prescribed me some Toradol. Thank heavens. Trying to manage headaches without any pain management has gotten old very quickly. I had another headache Tuesday night through this morning. I did have some Tramacet left from the sample the dr. gave me a while back. I took it so I could get through last night and to the dr. today. But it only helped for about 2 hours, made my legs and arms numb and I felt like crap. And I had to take gravol (dramamine for my US friends) 4 times! I left work early yesterday but I made it through today. I started to feel better around 11. Everyone cross you fingers that this half-decent feeling lasts through the weekend for a change.