I haven’t been posting since that very first time months ago. Everyone here had been so helpful and reassuring. Should you be interested, here’s an update:
I did the MRA and angiogram I’d mentioned a month ago. They found an unruptured AVM in my brain. I had hoped it could have been dealt with via targeted radiation as the neurologist originally hoped but it looks like the best solution is a stent with something called a Pipeline Embolization Device.
There’s a bit of reluctance in me to research too intensely about it as I know it would probably ratchet up my anxiety trying to interfere with all the holiday fun I’m trying to have.
So in the meantime, I’m trying to adopt the “Keep Calm and Carry On” attitude as my procedure isn’t until February. I’m seesawing between being hyper aware of anything that feels like a symptom of anything and zealously scheduling my life, scaling back my exercise goals so I wouldn’t worsen my condition. It’s like waiting, but not sure what I’m waiting for, yet waiting all the same. I’m either frantically working on my endless lists of To-dos or doing nothing in an attempt to stay zen.
And that’s me in a nutshell.