Shit going on with me...
Well, I'm a little apprehensive about tomorrow... but I'll get to that.
If you've noticed that I haven't been around much that's because I haven't been to work for about two weeks now... I think. For the last month, month and half or so, I've had a non-stop headache, nausea and vertigo (not dizziness, the doctor told me there's a difference. Maybe you new that I didn't.) The vertigo has been bad enough that I've collapsed four times in the last month, twice in the last week. I went to the doctor two weeks before last and they couldn't find anything wrong. They said maybe it was just a spell and come back if it happened again. So, I did last week or maybe it was about a week and half ago.
When I went to the doctor this time he seemed to be pretty concerned... as much with the headache I still have as with collapsing again. He told me he didn't want me going to work or doing anything remotely stressful. So, I've been enjoying being at home. Anyway, all my tests are supposed to come back tomorrow. Don't ask, I don't know what all test he did... I tend not to talk to well with people.
The doctor called me today to remind me of my appointment tomorrow, not his nurse but him. I've never even heard of doctor making such a call. He said he was also checking up on how I've been doing. I don't know whether he's got the results back but he again alluded to the fact that I may have to get an MRI.
MRI, I'm thinking tumor. What else can an MRI be used to find. To me MRI means serious shit. Ya know, shit that can't be fixed with a pill or exercise. What would they be looking for with an MRI?
I'm not at all scared or frightened just kinda nervous about the situation. Not even really nervous, just apprehensive I guess?
I, being most honest with you and myself, don't think it's anything. The only thing that gives me pause is the headache I've had for a month and half now.
Ok, first, don't freak out about getting an MRI. An MRI just gives a better/closer look at what's going on. For example if you have an X-ray of your arm and it doesn't show anything like a break or fracture etc. they will send you for an MRI. Which will give the docs a better look as to what's going on in there.
Since you do not know what tests you already had, they either want to send you for an MRI because your tests came back negative OR the tests showed 'something' and they want to get a better idea of what that 'something' is.
The one thing I do know is headache pain can be difficult to diagnose. I used to get really bad migraines. It took a number of years before a wonderful doctor figured out my migraines were caused by the horomones in my birth control pill.
The Cleveland Clinic has a fabulous Headache Center: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/disorders/headache/ns_adult_headache_overview.aspx
I also happen to know a special someone that works there.
I hope all the tests come back OK Scotty.
Well you keep us posted. I don't have alot to say, except I hope it is nothing too serious!
Best of luck with it, hopefully they figure it out sooner than later.0
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -- Theodor Seuss Geisel <br /><br />
Hi Scotty, I'm sorry you're going through this. Yes, the possibility of a brain tumour is worrying the doctor. It's far from the only possibility, but it is a possibility. I hope the MRI rules it out.
Hey babe! I don't have much to add other than you are in my thoughts and I'll keep you in positive light today. Please keep me posted how everything goes!! HUG
And Rad... I haven't kidnapped him yet, the plan is still in works.
I'm not freaking about it babe, I'm far more worried about having to go back to work tomorrow and deal with all that shit that's waiting there for me. That's just pissing me off... I honestly don't think it's anything
I know it could be other shit than a tumor. I for one think it is other shit. The doc got my tests back today and I seem to be in perfect health other than my blood pressure was high today... but that's because I've got to go back to work tomorrow.. I know that.
I'm scheduled for an MRI at the end of this month. The doc did say he was particularly worried about a tumor epically since some of my senses have been doing weird shit. The whole thing of the sensation of heat kinda has him stumped I think. I think it's summer and I'm hot but what do I know.
If I sneak off and kidnap Eddie and molest him that's my business.
@ Everybody else,
Thanks for the well wishes, since I'll be back at work you'll be hearing a lot more from me. I'm sure to many peoples chagrin.
Glad all the tests came back okay! I was thinking about you a lot yesterday wondering how everything went.
Thanks for thinking about me.
I had the dry heaves most of the morning I guess from the vertigo and headaches.
Lovely, lovely... and I'm sure just what everyone wanted to know.
Went to a second doc today becuase I was just sure that my problems were being caused by an inner ear infection. Well I was wrong. No infections.
This doc said that the first one I went to is doing everything right. I did manage to make myself ask this guy more questions. I asked what they're looking for or think it might be. He said givin my family history and the symptoms he's leaning towards a brain anurizm (sp?). My dad and his brother and my grandpa all died of anurizms.
The doc told me not to strain at all. No sex, no drugs, no rock and roll. I'm not supposed to pick up anything heavy... Even on the shitter he told me not to strain... just sit there and let it happen.
That would be just my luck pinching off a loaf and blow a gasket. I can see it now, Scotty found dead on toilet in mid shit!
...I wasn't scared before, now I kinda am. 34 is to young to get my ticket punched.
No sex! That's a strain in itself.
With all that family history an aneurysm (also spelt aneurism) seems quite plausible.
Yeah, the doc told me to have all my affairs in order... just in case.
I just don't know what to do about my family. My wife 'll be okay. She's gorgeous and well organized and can get by or get a new man without any problem if she wants.
I don't know what to do about my mom though.
But then again, all this may be nothing.
hugs You are definitly in my thoughts too.....well, you already were before, but for naughty reasons.
Seriously though, I hope everything goes well with your tests and such.
Thanks... On Wednesday (the day before I went to the second doctor) July 29th seemed like it was just around the corner, now it seems like it's forever away.
The 29th is when I see the neurologist.
HUG I'll keep you in my thoughts babe! I'm sure all will be fine! Take it easy and relax.
Thinking of you, Scotty.
So, still no word from Scotty? Hope everything is ok.
Originally Posted By: DxLISHxISx_43So, still no word from Scotty? Hope everything is ok.
Aye no word here either
I'm sure all is okay, the docs told him to take it easy so I am sure he's doing that
Just to let you guys know he is alive, he posted a couple comments on my myspace page. So he's alive :smile:
Yes, I'm still alive... or maybe I'm posting from beyond the grave. :grin:
I'm just a little off, still, but hell I've always been a little off.
What's the medical situation looking like, Scotty?