I am a Brain Tumor Survivor!!!

My story #4

So with the boys back in school I made another appointment with my Gynocologist I was having problems with my hormones as well as headaches. I had already been told I was pre menopause and needed to have my medicine changed.My doctor asked about my migraines and wasn’t happy. He said he had done everything he could to help and said it was time I made an appointment with a neurologist. He gave me a refural.I made an appointment in the city with the recommended neurologist. I asked my sister to go with me.

The Doctor ended up prescribing me several new medicines and wanted me to have an MRI done as soon as possible. So a few days later I went into our local hospital for my first MRI. If you have never had one done they are absolutely no fun. Now imagine already being sensitive to noise and light and having to have your entire head in the machine.

The tech gave me ear plugs but that only cuts some of the noise. I had to have two done. For the second one I was given a shot that had dye in it. It would make anything they found noticeable. Now I had to wait to hear from my Doctor. Several days later I received a call from the Doctor’s office. The lady said she was his nurse and said she was calling with the results of the MRI. You have a tumor, you need to make an appointment to see the Doctor. Well I was stunned that she would just tell me over the phone. I think I just stared at the phone for a while after I hung up. My first thought was I must have misunderstood her.Surely she wouldn’t just tell me๏ฟผsomethingย had my sister go with me to my next visit. We asked as many questions as we could. He said there was no need to have surgery it could be treated and monitored with the right medicines. When we left neither one of us knew what to say. My sister had seen me suffer and how much this had effected my life. I was not the same person I used to be. I was always on the run at work or with the kids and now I just wanted to hide in a dark quiet room. But I was going to give the new meds a shot. Things were not getting any better. So I did some research on the Internet. It was time for a second opinion. I got a copy of the MRI and took it with me to see a new neurologist. My sister when along. We decided to go in and have him look at the disc and get his opinion. I had already decide not to go back to the first Doctor.



























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