Well, i spent a day being stuffed inside of an MRI machine last week. My doctor ordered an MRI, an MRA and a special head scan with dye contrast. Let me tell you, an MRI is way easier and much faster than an MRA.(MRA tests focus on arteries in the body) If you are claustrophobic, i do not recommend either one. My doctor was looking for signs of an aneurysm, either past or present. After the tests were over and the doctor looked at the results, they met with us(me and my daughter Kate) and told me that i do not currently have an aneurysm, and that the cause and location of my subarachnoid hemorrhage is still unknown. The kind of bleed i had is very rare. And the good news is, people who have this sort of episode almost never have it happen again. So that is great news! Some of the restrictions are lifted: i can lift more than 5 pounds(within reason) i can start to exercise (but no stomach crunches as that would cause undo pressure in my head and spine) He even told me i could drive until i told him when i walk i still use a walker because i tilt towards traffic when it goes by me(hopefully that will clear up soon as i get stronger)So driving is on hold for now. Bill can come home from Heritage House, and we can start with the new nursing schedule. And as far as they were concerned, i am discharged as their patient(except for Bunny the P.A who said i could call her any time i had a worry, question or concern. I love Bunny!) So big progress was made! It's a little scary too, because now it is all up to me... I just started reading "My Stroke of Insight" by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D. She had the same sort of hemorrhage as i did, but her bleed was inside the brain and mine was on the surface. She lost everything...essentially became an adult newborn, and it took her 9 YEARS to recover everything. But she DID it! So for the few little issues i am dealing with, i know i can do it too!
(i am blessed i am blessed i am blessed i am blessed i am blessed i am blessed i am blessed)