Confused and looking for real answers and guidance!At 35 I was diagnosed with A/I which stopped me from doing my dream job I wanted and studied so hard for. I could of swore Bethesda MD Medical Center was wrong. For the military never picked it up in physicals, nor did the sheriff department? However, I guess back then they knew something I did not.
2 years ago I started having weird pain in my chest and complained so much my Dr. finally did a CT and found I had an aneurysm 3.8 cm in size with the CT Dr. who reads stating this is very large for a lady my size at 98 pnds. However, come to find out they do nothing until it is 5 cm or larger! As it was explained to me, this is standard going of men since surgery is such a big under taking with the heart.
My heart Dr. seemed to have no care in me, follow up advice is every 6 months he’s like naw, he had mentioned he wanted to do other test never followed though. When I mention it he says yeah I’ll contact you soon. In mean time Thyroid Cancer was diagnosed and that was removed. However, the chest pain still present till one day I went to work, a coworker notices something not right I was having neck pain, my one side of face drooping, slurring of words…. Me thinking thyroid issues since removal and chest pain I went to Urgent care, where they said you need to be in ER. So I drove to ER Rust Medical Center where they were waiting for me. (I think that was the first time in an ER I did not wait long after walking in). My potassium was completely drained from my body and this was not the first time this has happened to me and to drink that god awful orange stuff and a burning IV was not the highlight of my day. After several test the ER Doctor came in to inform me my aneurysm had grown to 4.5 CM he called upstairs to the Cardiologist on duty and they stated because the root looks good I am ok.
Before being checked out after a long day in ER I was told to find another Heart Dr. Which I have done that! She seems more pro-active and more concerned and said what I was told is not true, it is growing too fast and it is large and something should be done? I saw her last Thursday going back today Tuesday. She seemed to scare me where others were it’s no big deal to how she is saying this is a big deal. I only went to get established and now I am not sure what to think.
What is a size of an aneurysm vs lady vs man? I know a ladies physic is different than a mans? I am not sure who to listen to but I know I don’t want to drop dead either so to say! I am so confused on information I am getting!
Any help would be great! Any thoughts what is accurate? What is not?