I have a 12mm Pineal Gland Cyst in the middle of my brain (top red arrow). It has calcification on one side which could be a tumorous nodule. There's also a black spot (second red arrow) that could be something (tumor), but they need to recheck it. And, then there's the cavum septum pellucidum at vergae (thought you'd appreciate the correct term) which is merely an "incidental" finding with no significance, according to everyone medical who's talked to me so far. But, it does make a pretty picture of a butterfly in my head (bottom red arrow). Supposedly, everyone has the "wings" of the butterfly in their head, but only a small percentage has the "body" of the butterfly. There are only guesses as to why. Personally, I think it's because I've always been an overachiever. There were some other findings as well ... but disagreement as to the meanings. So, far I've seen three doctors, and I have a phone consultation with a Los Angeles neurosurgeon next week.
Once I get my head screwed on straight (literally and metaphorically), I will be back to regular blog posts about writing, blackberry picking, reading, and other fun things. So, please do check back. I won't remain mired in confusion and frustration forever.
Ah, Margo. Sorry to hear that. Take as much time as you need, and we'll be here when you get back.ReplyDelete
Margo, I'm so sorry to hear that and started praying immediately. God bless you and your family.ReplyDelete
Oh, honey. I'm so sorry. Take all the time you need~we'll be waiting for you.ReplyDelete
Oh Margo, that must be stressful and frightening. I'm so sorry. I hope everything turns out for the best.ReplyDelete
Thinking of you, praying for you, and wishing you all the best.
I hope your doctors are answering all your questions in English and not just medical speak. Have yourself a big cookie and warm blanket. That kind of news is terribly scary and you're handling it way better than I ever would.ReplyDelete
So sorry to hear this! As my grandmother would say, you have a strong constitution and your determination to move forward during this difficult time is admirable. If there's anything we can do to help (be it just moral support or anything else) let us know!ReplyDelete
Sending prayers and good juju your way!
You're constantly in my prayers, sweet friend. Thanks for the update. xoxoReplyDelete
That all sounds very scary, but the fact that you're able to joke about the butterfly in your head speaks volumes about your immense personal strength. I'm sending positive thoughts in your direction.ReplyDelete
I'm so sad to hear that. You are in my prayers.ReplyDelete
Margo,I just want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Very scarey for you and your family! Let me know if there is ever anything I can do. Love youReplyDelete