Brain tumor? Pineal cyst? Pineocytoma? Pineal lesion?
the doctors have all decided that the risk of taking it out is greater than leaving it in. I feel like I have wasted the last two months of my life pursuing this ... and wasted a ton of money. Furthermore, while I pursued this medical concern in my head, we also pursued a medical situation with my seventeen-year-old son. Long story short, after a lot of doctors and tests and money, the specialist is 95% sure he has Ulcerative Colitis. Which has very similar symptoms as Crohn's disease. There is a small (5%) chance it could still be Crohn's. This is a lifetime conidition that will need to be managed.
So, needless to say, I'm tired of doctor's visits.
However, I found several things very interesting:
1. The "bedside" manner of the pediatric doctors was much more calming than the neuro-doctors.
2. The pediatric medical staff all encouraged me to go home and Google my son's condition while the neuro-people all DIS-couraged me from researching brain issues on the internet.
3. The pediatric specialist was the first to admit he doesn't know everything, but the neuro-doctors all wanted me to take their words as divine revelation.
I've decided to move forward. So, starting tomorrow, I will be back to regular blog posts ABOUT WRITING, READING, AND EATING (just as the blog title says). I will probably start posting on a MWF schedule ... we'll see how it goes.
So, check back tomorrow for a new book review. And, thanks for your patience.