I want to talk about this.
That, boys and girls, is an MRI image of my brain as seen from the bottom looking up. As with the gazillion other images taken that same day, it's notable for what isn't there, rather than what is there. It's an image of a perfectly normal brain.
Almost a month ago, I had to pull an all-nighter so I could do a "sleep deprived EEG". My migraines had taken a bad turn and the neurologist wanted a deeper look into things. The results came back with a "focal slow wave". They wanted to schedule an MRI.
You don't want to Google "focal slow wave". It will scare the hell out of you. At best, it either tells you:
- You have Hashimoto's thyroiditis, which would explain why my thyroid took the last train for the coast but will do nothing to fix it.
- You suffer from migraines.