Brain Anuerysm - So Scared
I was diagnosed with a wide based Superior hypophyseal artery brain aneurysm 5 months ago...Since then I have been thru bloodwork, MRI'S and CT'S w/contrast..both 2 D and 3D...I was being tossed back and forth between 2 hospitals and 5 surgeons ..Finally after being set up for an angiogram ( yet ANOTHER month off) before they were planning separately from they coiling surgery they decided on, I got the courage to pick up the phone and call MAYO...I was incredibly amazed at the caring and compassion I received in that hour long conversation w/ a gal in Neurology...until that point I was scared, alone and made to feel embarrassed at my concerns... I have a needle and IV phobia and I admit, I am still petrified of what is to come, but I am grateful to finally get this ball rolling and get this behind me...I live 4 hours away so transportation and motel rooms is really hurting the budget but am grateful my son will be bringing me...Just wondering what all is going to happen to me once I get there..I have an appt. in the AM w/ a neurologist and then appt. w/ a neurosurgeon in the afternoon...does anyone know what all I can expect ? I don't mean to sound a baby but I am absolutely petrified of more tests and then surgery..Anyone have any pointers for me ? I think it would be better if I didn't already suffer so many other health issues..Sometimes Ii just feel like giving up but I am raising my grandson on my own that truly needs me...Anyone know what to expect thru this at all ? Thank you !!