Happy Friday, all. Here's my final, wonderful update on this topic:
Ed was told by his neurologist this morning that he will need neither brain surgery nor annual brain MRI scans for monitoring purposes!
His colloid brain cyst does not even have any blood vessels feeding it, so it cannot possibly grow, the neurologist said. He added that the cyst was very likely present before Ed was even born, and it has just lain dormant all these years. The neurologist said that it is extremely unlikely that the cyst will ever cause any symptoms in Ed; it's just a tiny bit of luggage he'll carry for the rest of his life (may it be very, very long).
Thanks so much for listening. Today's news is a huge load off my mind. Sometimes having a little bit of medical knowledge, as we medical copyeditors do, can cause much unnecessary stress. And having friends, online and offline, who care has lessened that stress.
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!
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