Wednesday, July 27, 2005

The results are IN!



Yup. The general consensus is correct: I am brain damaged.

Not really, but it's a strange vision in my head of what was described. I have had dizziness, vertigo, one-sided headaches, one-sided feelings of pressure, loss of feeling in my fingers and toes and funky sparkly things in my vision and the recent blood trickling from the ear. The doctor tells me that they've found what appears to be a venous angioma. She said that it's typically benign, but a nurse also told me that anything off kilter in the brain is going to cause some upset in other things (ie: the symptoms listed).

Doc says that the next step is to check on any possible inner ear trauma. That appointment is scheduled for August 22nd. After that, they will set me up with a neurologist to see if I will need follow-up treatment. The nurse says shrinking it is a possibility, but everything I'm reading sggests that might not be a possibility, due to the high risk of a bleed.

I have found the comments of some other people who have had a similar diagnosis as well as similar symptoms - ALL the same symptoms.

If anyone knows anything about this sort of thing, as related to the symptoms I've listed, please let me know. I'd appreciate your input.




6 comments:

golfwidow said...

I don't know anything about this but am sending you as much good vibrations as possible just the same.

addict said...

When you know the problem... you are 3/4 of the way towards the solution!
You are in my thoughts and I'm sending positive energy your way...
Please take care, and I'll be checking back again to see how it's going :)

Nickle Annie said...

I don't know anything about this but as a yay-yay I wanted to come and give you ((((HUGS)))). I hope everything works out.

Pryncess Kat said...

Lots of hugs, prayers, thoughts, vibes, lights, but...no chocolate! I'm keeping all the chocolate...you can have all the warm fuzzy stuff, just keep your hands off my chocolate!

Helen said...

What a relief for you, benign and all! Great news!
Peace............

Queen of Ass said...

Hey sugar! Just wanted to check on you and say hello, and make sure things are better than they were yesterday!