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Sunday, August 01, 2010

I developed facial numbness 3-4 months ago...and it didn't go away, so I went to my neurologist.

She did all the normal neurological testing and couldn't find anything that would cause the numbness so she suggested a full skull MRI. I told her that I figured it was all in my head.

It was.

The results were, unfortunately, the best of the worst. There are two 'cysts'. . .The first is on the Pituitary Gland, the second is on the Pineal Gland.

While my neurologist said there was nothing to worry about, she scheduled a second so she could get a closer look. The second MRI is tomorrow.

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Yes, that's right, I'm having two MRI's in less than 6 weeks.

The second MRI on the Monday before finals. emoticon

To say that I'm nervous is probably the mildest term available. Terror is probably closer. . .

I'm working on shuffing the fear off and moving forward.

I'm in school, moving toward a goal that I've wanted for my entire life. . .Unfortunately, the results from this MRI could be life changing.

Thankfully, I'm strong.

Thankfully, I learned long ago to push things that bother me away, so I could function. It's how I've dealt with my weight for most of my life. It will give me the strength to give through finals this term. I can't focus on this problem.

Thankfully, I've also got friends here to *talk* to. I write out my concerns and know that the words are safe, and my thoughts are with people who care. It gives me a way to focus my views without allowing depression and fear to take over. Once it's voiced, I can lock it away for awhile.

Thank you all, for listening and helping me! Spark people is a very special, safe place for me. . .and right now.

I'll get the results of my testing either at the end of review week or the beginning of finals week.

Hugs, to one and all!

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  • 5FRUITSNVEGGIES
    i will read more to hear about the test results...i can imagine how you felt not knowing....my oldest daughter had an MRI when she was 2 when they thought she might have hydrocephaly, which turned out not to be the case--thankfully we found out she just has a big head
    3995 days ago
  • MYOWNHERO
    Soooooo...how did the MRI turn out? Well I hope?
    4003 days ago
  • GEODAWG
    Nothing to fear. Everything will turn out well. Relax and smile. You will be fine.
    4013 days ago
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