Two-Year Checkup 2018

I had my two-year MRA last weekend. Another trip down to Scarborough. This time on a Saturday afternoon, which was unusual and nice. Less traffic and great parking! My choice of music was 80’s pop and the whole thing took less than 20 minutes. Bada bing, bada boom. They used a combo of ear plugs and then placed ear phones over that. So, the sound of the MRI machine was significantly muffled. Nice!

It’s amazing how your mind plays with your emotions during that period of waiting. Especially when a potential vacation could be derailed if things have changed dramatically and I was told not to fly. A lot was riding on my brain and it had been a longer stretch of time between checkups.

So, today I finally got the results back and this report was good. Nothing had changed from two years ago and we’ll do it all again in two years. (2020!) I still have that remnant of blood getting in to the neck of my first brain aneurysm, but the fact it stayed the same is good. Do I think I’m free and clear of ever having any other issues? No, but for now…I’ll take it. And I’m glad I didn’t have to endure ANOTHER angiogram. I’ll have to go back and check out my blog to see just how many I have had since 2006.

I’m still a survivor.

Look out Scotland & Northern Ireland! Here we come!


2 thoughts on “Two-Year Checkup 2018

  1. Heidi,
    I’m a friend of Helen’s and I saw your brain aneurysm post. My sister in law is a miraculous survivor from 2015. My father did not survive in 1974. So despite not knowing you I’m cheering you on!
    I am a breast cancer survivor ( 2016) . I know the feeling of working hard to move forward in the midst of fatigue and issues quite well. I also know the blessing of making every day count! Congrats in your great check up and have a wonderful trip👍😊


    1. Thank you for your kind words, Karen. I’m so sorry about your father. Having lost several friends and relatives as well, I know the pain. Congratulations on kicking breast cancer!! I think it’s important for survivors of any traumatic illnesses to share their stories so others won’t feel alone in their similar struggles. One day at a time!


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