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Offline bpadilla49

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Re: I actually worked up the courage to go to the neurologist
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2014, 10:38:43 AM »
I never get headaches in the morning. Yet here I am with a splitting headache. Definitely NOT helping things :-(
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Re: I actually worked up the courage to go to the neurologist
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2014, 10:53:56 AM »
Everything will turn out fine - you will see. Let us know.
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Re: I actually worked up the courage to go to the neurologist
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2014, 11:41:55 AM »
Well just had it done. With and without contrast. I kind of freaked out a little bit in the beginning. Now here comes the waiting. Waiting for a phone call or the test results. For those of you who had an MRI - how long before you got your test results?
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Re: I actually worked up the courage to go to the neurologist
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2014, 01:25:25 PM »
My cousin had one done not long ago and it took a few days. I think like 3 to 4 days. I'm not sure. I can't remember if they called her or not. Most of the time they just want you to come in like set up an appt. I don't know what they told you though. Sometimes they don't like doing it over the phone. What did they tell you?
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Re: I actually worked up the courage to go to the neurologist
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2014, 01:32:29 PM »
Well I live two and a half hours away from the doctor's office. They have an MRI onsite there, but they were pretty booked, so I took my order to a local hospital who could get me in this morning. The office said that if I do the MRI in the office, because I live so far away, I'd have the results the same day in the office. But I don't know since I went elsewhere. But they would call me if it was a tumor, right? I wouldn't have to wait until my next appointment next Friday, would I?
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Re: I actually worked up the courage to go to the neurologist
« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2014, 01:44:30 PM »
I don't know for sure, but from what I have heard they do not give results like that over the phone. They wait until the appointment. But if you do not hear anything, they might just be waiting until the appt.  If they see nothing and think you don't need to see dr they may say it looks fine. I really don't know how it works. I just don't think they tell people news like that over the phone.  You could always call to ask.
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Re: I actually worked up the courage to go to the neurologist
« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2014, 02:29:13 PM »
Do not worry bpadilla. I have seen many of your topics and know you have had a lot of the same fears I've had. Lymphoma was my worst and latest, ending a few weeks ago when I finally got an oncologist to order me an MRI of my chest and abdomen. That fear lasted 7 months and I knew I was done for. I'm not, thank The Lord. :)
When I was 19 I had an intense brain tumor fear with a stabbing sharp pain in my head that lasted two weeks. Pain meds didn't touch it. I went to a neurologist who did some basic office tests, I told her I thought it was a tumor, and she sent for off for an MRI. She didn't think I had a tumor but she could see how upset and nervous I was. I got my MRI then went back a few days later to go over the results. Nothing! No tumor. :) my head pain went away shortly after.  Never knew what is was but it wasn't harmful.
I've been sent for many a test, usually because I'm so worked up and the doc wants to reasure me. Bad habit to get into....

Btw with my head MRI, I had to wait until the appt to go over results. With my last body MRI, the oncologist called me the next day telling me the good news. Either way, whether they call or you go to the office, doesn't determine what they tell you.
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Re: I actually worked up the courage to go to the neurologist
« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2014, 06:24:09 PM »
Ally - just got a phone call from the doctors confirming an appointment. I asked the nurse if I had a brain tumor would I get a phone call before the weekend? She confirmed yes, he would call me. So if I can make it to Saturday morning, I think I'm in the clear - at least I hope so.
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