Andrea Posted April 7, 2005 Share Posted April 7, 2005 Well the anyerusm is more serious than we thought. The risk of rupturing normally is 2% per year, culmative, so each year larger risk. However fact that it was not on prior MRIs leads them to believe hers is growing faster, so risk of rupture is higher. 2 alternatives for treatment. First is less invasive, a radiologist does a coiling (of course significant risk since it effects brain). However she may not be a candidate for that due to size and shape. Then second and less pleasant is brain surgery which is pretty major and has a lot of risks. She will need an additional angiograph test before we know which route. Never a dull moment. And no, this is not related to her cancer, it just happens to people. My mom feels like a cat with 9 lives with the cancer being caught before spreading; blood clot was found; and now this. I am not too happy these days, so I am not posting too much b/c I just have a whole lot of stuff going on. I am glucose intolerant (not diabetic, but close) due to polycystic ovaries and I have to deal with that and the fertility stuff. Plus work. Etc. So I apologize for my lack of presence. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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