Tuesday, April 12, 2011

MRI Results

Dr. Nash called yesterday evening to let me know that the MRI scan looked normal. YES!! Now, as long as the cardiologist doesn't find any leaking valves on my echo, we can safely eliminate carcinoid syndrome as the cause of my other symptoms.

UPDATE April 12th: I spoke to Dr. Nash, who called me in between his surgeries today. (This guy deserves a bronze statue in Sloan Kettering's hall of fame.) He explained the CT and MRI results a little more in detail. I have two small cysts on my liver that were not in my previous CT scan. This is not unusual, because CT pictures are taken in intervals - so they can miss things. He just wanted to make sure they weren't new growths or changing, and the MRI delivers a much clearer image for monitoring purposes. (To read more about diagnostic CT and MRI imaging of benign liver cysts, click HERE.)


  1. I'm doing the "happy dance"!!!! love you.

  2. Great News, fingers crossed that your echo is also normal. I stumbled across your blog shortly after you started posting and have been following your progress ever since. I am a former patient of Dr. Nash's and consider myself his #1 fan although I know I'm not the only one who thinks that way. I knew you would be in the best of hands when you first mentioned his name. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Dr. Nash is absolutely the best doctor I've ever had - and I've had some AMAZING doctors. It's nice to meet another "fan"...I hope that anyone thinking about getting treated for a mid-gut carcinoid considers going to Dr. Nash - he's simply the best. (I don't know if you had contact with his nurse Rachael - but my partner and I love her almost as much as we love Nash. What a dream team.)