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Dec 21, 2017
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Hi everyone, wanted to give an update on health. This isn't confidential so you can share the info.
Backstory: in March, most of you know I was having eye issues caused by an inflamed third cranial nerve. That issue has mostly subsided, but as part of the treatment plan, I am having regular MRI's.
Monday afternoon, I had one of these MRI's, and as soon as I got home from the appointment, my phone started buzzing: it was the neurologist telling me to get to ER as quickly as possible, I had an aneurysm show up in the imaging.
I went to Providence, had scans Monday, and they transported me to St Vincent's and kept me overnight.
Yesterday, I went in for exploratory 'surgery' where they sent a camera up to my brain to check out the aneurysm through my femeral artery (science and medicine are wicked awesome). The results show a definite anuersym. This type /size / location means I am going to need my skull opened for a major surgery to repair.
Thankfully it has not ruptured yet, but it sounds like it is only a matter of time without surgery.
Tasia and I are meeting with the surgeon this morning, and will have more details then.
Thank you for the concern and messages, it means the world to us. As you might imagine, we are both struggling with just processing what is happening. We aren't planning to have any more visitors today, but that could change depending on what the surgeon has to say.