Thursday, February 2, 2012

the good news is . . .

Look! I have a brain!

Proof even, in case there was ever any doubt. ;)

(no comments on the funny shape of my head or anything, please. I just think it's sorta cool to have a picture of my brain. It's normal, I promise. Or so they tell me. Or at least I think that's what they said. Mostly. haha.)

The bad news is there is something going on in there that is causing me trigeminal nerve pain and I am not completely sure what it is. As far as I know right now, it could be some kind of small tumor, or it could just be neuritis, which is inflammation of the nerve.

I spent Mon and Tues in the most frustrating process of getting the MRI results that I could have ever even imagined. Ugh. And the Dr is now retired. ugh ugh ugh. I can't even think about it all right now, but I might write about the whole experience sometime soon. Just to vent.

I hope to have more definitive answers very soon.
Just thought I'd give the short version update.

So, I've mostly been a wreck this week. I'm finding it hard to concentrate on much of anything (even reading! ack), or do much of anything, or anything really. The combination of the constant pain, the many frustrations, this new medication he gave me to try causing excessive sleepiness, the worrying about what's really going on . . . well, it just hasn't been a good week at all.

And that's all.


Linda said...

Kristen that sounds terrible. I am so sorry you are going through that. It is not fun to feel yucky. I will be praying for you.

Tricia F said...

I'm so sorry Kristen! I know that's so frustrating. Praying.

Jennifer Pelo Rawlings said...

Our bodies are so amazing. Isn't it crazy to see that our brains are so near the surface and truly vulnerable? Just amazing. I want a picture of my brain.:)

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