I have another post with the subject---- 9 weeks post op laminectomy and microdiscectomy.
I took the advice of many and have scheduled an appointment for a second opinion this Thursday. Last week the new drs office called and asked if I would get the actual MRI reports and surgical reports from the hospital. I went to the hospital on Wed of last week and got them both. I was shoked at what I was reading. Granted my lower back is messed up....as we all knew it would be, but what got me was that on both reports it stated that I have a cystic structure within the cerebellum which messures 3cm. Wow, is all I could think because this was the first time I had ever heard of this.
I called my doctor that day and of course left a message. Finally two days later I got the call back telling me they have ordered a brain mri. I asked why I was never told this and they didn't have an answer for me. I don't think they ever read the reports..only looked at the cds and because the problem was with my lower back they never looked at the top of the images. The radiologist said that it was an accidental finding but I should have been notified.
The brain mri states that the mass appears to be a Hemangioblastomas and is now measuring 3.7 cm. An astrocytoma is an alternative less likely consideratin. So I took the cd to my doc and still haven't heard anything from them. I am so upset and concerned. Here I trusted my doctor and the only reason I found out about this because I wanted a second opinion. My feeling is like I really needed this ontop of my back issues. I really just needed to vent and to see what you'll had to say.
Thanks alot as everyone on this site is so amazing.