Thursday, August 18, 2011

Been a While…

Wow, things have been super busy the last several weeks and I definitely need to do some updating. I still want to do a post on our anniversary, our trip to San Antonio, and a few pictures of my new classroom (which is looking pretty spiffy if I do say so myself.) Someone walked in and said that I was “so organized!” Ha, if only she knew…

Anyway, let me get you up to speed. I had my appointment with my neurofibromatosis doctor and he had some suspicions of what could be causing my issues, so he ordered a couple of MRIs. Let me just tell you, those are not very fun. The one of my c-spine was HORRIBLE. I was fine at first, but then I got really hot, like drenched in sweat hot. Then there was also the fact that my head was taped down in this frame thing, and the fact that it took like    2  1/2 – 3 hours. I don’t know, there’s no clock in there, lol. My 2nd MRI of my pelvis was a piece of cake though, and just lasted 45 minutes. I did a follow up with my NF doctor and he showed me the MRI results. Apparently I have 2 tumors that are compressing my spine (not an emergency though) and also some tumors on my sciatic nerve (also not an emergency). He told me it did need to be taken care of within the next couple of months. All the tumors appear to be benign, but tomorrow I’m having a PET CT just to make sure. Then on Sept. 6th, I’m meeting with a neurosurgeon to discuss my options. I am relieved to finally know what has been causing all my random problems. Hopefully, I care take care of one of those issues during Christmas break.

In other news, school starts on Monday and I met my kids tonight. I think I have a pretty good group! Third grade will be different, but not in a bad way. More on that later; I’m exhausted! 

1 comment:

  1. Please for Christ sake help this poor boy from Haiti

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