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Nov 20, 2017 11:47PM
Nov 21, 2017 03:15AM
I fixed the link in the previous post. That link can be VERY important to you with all surgeries here on out and forever. It's a must read and listen to Dr. V's video.
I recently had it changed from the science forum to the Share Your Resources Forum. That probably broke the linkage.
Okay getting to the serious stuff
You have head stuff going on. You are worried about a brain tumor. I get that. I was diagnosed with both the same day.
My Mammo(negative) & MRI results showed a very aggressive tumor. The streotatic bx pathology report said the breast tumor was Grade 2 (6) at Bmx pathology it was Grade 3 (8)
Problem the breast surgeon said "I'll see you and 3 months" Me "What?" Him "You will need neuro clearance b/c of the brain tumor" I worked it and it wasn't easy b/c I didn't know anyone to be able to push friend buttons. From biopsy on Jan 23rd till Bmx Feb 18th that's less than a month. I went from Grade 2(6) to Grade 3(8) in less than a month. Had pathology do a relook. As far as pushing buttons, I knew how to work the system. Push and push, got it done. But that was years of working the system that taught me how to make things happen.
Your problem that you have to make a choice about.
IF you get the MRI before you have the breast surgery, AND if it shows a brain tumor, THEN your planned breast surgery will be delayed for a neurosurgical consult for approval of anesthesia clearance that you aren't an increased surgical risk. IF you make the choice to not have the MRI before the breast surgery, if you have a brain tumor you may be at risk for complications of anesthesia b/c of the brain tumor.
That's blunt honest. None of your doc's are going to say it that way. My real recommendation is state the above to the neurologist and ask him if that is true. If he agrees it is true. Then deciding to have the MRI before the breast surgery becomes a serious choice on your part.
Your choice how you proceed.
Tough giving you the blunt honest thingy, but this is how the system works...........old nurse, sassy
Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out shouting "holy crap....what a ride".