MRI results are back

I got a printed report in the mail, and things are looking good.

No acute intracranial abnormality.

No significant abnormality along my trigeminal or facial nerves.

Pineal cyst is stable since 2009, probably benign.

There are a few little “hyperintensities” in the right frontoparietal white matter, but of doubtful clinical significance (in every terms, who knows what that means – it’s probably nothing).

Sweet.

The thing is, I don’t have anything annotated on my disk, so I can’t see precisely  what the radiologist is talking about. I have a pretty good idea that the three little dots in the frontoparietal region on the T2 Flair image are what he’s talking about. I’ll just have request an annotated copy, I guess.  Maybe that will have something.

As Mr. Spock would say, “Fascinating…”

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Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

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