Before I begin, I think it is important to remind people that sometimes even the Dr. make mistakes. When I went for my MRA yesterday, they were going to do 2 tests: one MRI on my head, and an MRA on the vessels in my head. Dr. Davis had ordered an MRA of the vessels in my chest, too, to make sure the artery in my chest is not making its own bypass. Well, when I told them about the MRA of my chest, they said they would have to call because they did not have paperwork on it. Sure enough, they were supposed to be doing a chest MRA, so they wound up doing 3 tests instead of 2.
And the results are..................I am doing very well. Dr. Benjamin said my MRI looked GREAT; no changes, which is good. My MRA's show that the artery in my chest is NOT forming its own bypass, meaning that the artery is totally occluded - that is, if a blood clot goes to my brain again, it won't be through that artery.
Really, I don't know that I could have had better test results. The strokes are still there, obviously, but there is nothing new to report. Overall, it was a really good visit.