2.15.2011

MY MRI TEST RESULTS

I met with my doctor today to go over my MRI test results. What did they find? Well, first let me tell you what they did not find--

BRAIN SCAN:
There is no sign of brain tumors, aneurisms, bleeding, water on the brain, or brain swelling.

SPINE SCAN:
There was no sign of misalignment, bone marrow changes, disk abnormalities, bone lesions, or pressure on the spinal cord.

So what did they find?

BRAIN: Tiny bit of white matter, potentially related to migraine headaches.
SPINE: Tiny central disk protrusion, which could compromise nerve roots.

I thought it was interesting (and funny, and a relief) that both of these findings were described as TINY. That's a good thing. Maybe one or both of these are causing my headaches. Or maybe it's stress or tension. Or maybe it's an allergy to wheat or dairy or applesauce or pollen or dandelions... You get the idea.

In a nutshell, I'm glad I did the MRI because now I know for certain that I don't have any serious brain or spinal problems. Thank God!

But am I any closer to finding a cure for my headaches?  No.

OK, I won't bore you with any more of this headache stuff, unless I find a cure, then I will definitely share it with everybody who will listen. :)

Now go take on the day!

Peace, out.


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5 comments:

  1. Good thing they didn't find anything! By the way, I used to get migraines 3-4 times a week, I don't know what was causing it, but I started drinking a lot more water, staying away from florescent lights, and getting allergy injections and they went away! Just a suggestion haha
    Thanks,
    -Colin

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  2. Jessica, Thank you! :)

    Colin, Thanks for the info. That is encouraging! What kind of allergy injections and how often?

    Peace, Duane

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  3. Good news Duane :-)
    God knows what the 'tiny white object' could be, perhaps it's the white hot glowing area associated with YouTube video making, or knife collecting!
    Good luck with kicking those Migrains out though. Might be a case of trial and error till you get the culprit.

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  4. Hey Jeff,
    Thanks for the good wishes.
    Have a great weekend my friend!
    Peace, Duane

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