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Jun 23, 2020 05:09PM
Jun 23, 2020 05:14PM
So I called NorthShore Radiology today and found out I need not just one brain MRI but three MR scans: MRV (veins) with contrast Wed. 7/1, and back to back MRA (arterial, non-contrast) and MRI (contrast) 7/3, all in the evening. The MRI will be looking for anything impinging on my auditory nerve, as well as whether my Eustachian tubes are "patulous" (open when they should be closed). The ENT said that if the pulsatile tinnitus and high-frequency hearing loss were bilateral, they'd do just a head CT. But especially with the pulsatile tinnitus being in sync with my actual heartbeat, and the hearing loss being only in the L ear (my R is still sharp enough that the audiologist said the only thing I couldn't hear was the infamous "mosquito tone" that only the youngsters can hear), she thinks there may be something squeezing the nerve. Only hope it's not a neoplasm (gulp!). If there aren't any AVMs, aneyrysms, tumors or CSF leaks, I will just learn to live with it.
Toenails are still okay, though my "talons" are getting long enough to be in danger of lifting. But I have a mani (soak-off, new set) coming up on Thurs. The sheer pale pink makes the outgrowth not very obvious, so I think I will stick with this shade..
Bob's Kindle Fire bit the dust--he thought it was a defective charger, so he ordered a new charger. Nope--as Star Trek's Bones McCoy used to say to Capt. Kirk, "it's dead, Jim." Fortunately, I ordered him a new and improved one, which should arrive this week. Meanwhile, he can read his library on his laptop or phone.
Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters....
9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right
11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast
12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)