Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Off to see the wizard

Today I got my brain scanned.

It was a pretty simple and easy process that took about 5 minutes. I didn't even get into work any later than usual.

I decided that my head was getting worse, not better. I have headaches more often and they hurt more than back in April when I was excited by the idea of starting to swim and thinking that within a few weeks of swimming, I might even be able to start biking. So on Monday I went to see my PCP and she set me up with a referral to a neurologist and a CT scan.

My medical group is pretty responsive. They were massively apologetic that I couldn't get an appointment with the neurologist until mid-August (3 weeks away) and I could have had my CT scan that day if I was willing to miss some work. Not only that, my results are already back and online for me to see!

And the results are.....

REPORT: The ventricles and sulci within normal limits for age. No extra-axial fluid collections, midline shift, mass effect. No acute intracranial hemorrhage or large vessel territory infarction. The gray-white matter distinction is preserved. No displaced skull fractures. The mastoid air cells and visualized paranasal sinuses are clear.

Or to put it more succinctly:

IMPRESSION: Unremarkable noncontrast brain CT.

And here I thought my brain was remarkable! If I have to have a normal brain, I hope it was at least pretty.
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