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   Posted 10/19/2007 10:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe someone smarter than I could help me sort out the " Impression" of my MRI I finally received plus my films getting prepared to see a "neuro//opthomaolgist" in November, next month due to my opthomalogist wanting me to see for further evaluation...
Well above it says before the "impression" optic neuritis , on the FLAIR and T2 weighted images, I do note a single linear area of signal hyperintensity in the deep white matter of the left frontal lobe, which extends towards th periventricular region. This is almost perivenlular in configuration. It could be a demyelinating plaque, although it has a linear configuation and may also be a small venous angioma.
IPRESSION: I see a single, linear area of signal hyperintensity in the left frontal periventricular white matter, in which may be some perivenular leukomalacia. It is possilble it could be a demyelinating plaque. It does not exhibit enhancement. It could be a very small, venous angioma,conceivable, although it does not exhibit enhancemnet like a venous angioma.
Let me add, my vision in the right eye has become combersome esspecially at night with lights, I have double vision in the right eye and it effects me as such, headlights are two sets on top of eachother, the center pieces in the roads, reflectors are on top of eachother like 3D.
All signs, reflectors and any shinny opjected are unclear, no definition of details or edge, like they are vibrating so fast you can't make it out.
Most of all red lights are so blown out, I cannot make out what the the thing says, green is blurry too but not as bad. All the lights at night are scattered, like an out of focus camera lens. Even in the day the headlights are scattered and blurred to me.
Many others things, as I try hard to knock this out of my thought process so I can concentate on my job, something happens to remind me. One night as I was leaving a clients home and comenting on their flower garden, saying good bye before I left, as I stood there my legs trembled so much I bent both of my knees to try and hide what was happening to me, out of the blue and I became paranoid they knew what was happening. I got to my car to turn in last minute paper work at the office and it was so strange a feeling just pushing my foot on the gas pedal my legs were still trembling. There's other things, I don't want to waste your time. I feel I know in my heart something is wrong and has been wrong for some time and this whole waiting period is eating a way at me.
I am looking forward to seeing the neuro//opthomologist next month for further answers. Thank you for your time and consideration.

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   Posted 10/20/2007 6:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Radiologists don't diagnose..they only tell the doctor what they see, and give suggestions as to what it might be -- in your case, perhaps a lesion which might be a demyelinating plaque (which would be the kind of lesion one might find in a person with MS), but there are several characteristics about it which are suggesting that it is NOT that, but an angioma....but not exactly that either. It will be up to the doctor to further interpret what he is reading there, and compare that with other symptoms you are exhibiting, and other testing you've had done. I'm sorry, but you're going to have to wait for the neuro-opthamologist to tell you what the next steps might be.

Night vision can be a problem for lots of people. Presumably you've told the opthamologist about that as well?
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....

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   Posted 10/20/2007 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes,Uppitycats, I have and since November of 2005 I have already been to the opthomologist 7 times in reguards to blurry vision, double vision etc and he knows very well about the night vision. That is why he wants me to see this other neuro//opthomologist for help for he is needing further imformation beyond his own.
I thank you for your imput it is as I thought as well but wanted further comfirmation.
We shall see and I thank you once again.

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   Posted 10/20/2007 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   

Hey Auggie,

It is so hard to get MRI results and then have to wait for the doctor's evaluation.  I was originally diagnosed with a stroke after my first MRI.  There are so many things that can show up in your brain and the MRI just shows that there is something there.  The MRI does not show what that something might be.  Even after my MS diagnosis, my most recent MRIs read that there is something there and it might indicate demyelination or it might indicate a vascular irregularity.  So all you really know is that there is something there.  Try to be patient and positive while waiting for that doctor's appointment.  We will wait with you hoping and praying that you get some answers and a treatment plan that makes you feel better.  Hang in there.

Love and prayers,


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