Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Neurology update

I saw my new neurologist this morning.  Thank you to all of you who were covering this appointment in prayer.  Overall it was a very positive appointment.  I felt that the neurologist actually listened to me and took the time to let me voice my concerns and fears.  He doesn't have the results from my hospital stay yet, but will get those and review those.  In the meantime, he is starting me on a new medication Zonisamide (Zonegran) to try and eliminate any epileptic type seizures.  He believes (along with me and others) that I am having multiple types of seizures.  Additionally, he has ordered a new MRI of my brain.  My last MRI was almost 2  years ago now.  The CT three weeks ago was unclear (as CTs are apt to be) and he wants to take a closer look at Spot (my brain lesion that was found after the seizures started).  He suspects that Spot is causing problems (which I've suspected all along).  Whether Spot is causing problems or not, it will be good to have  look at him again and make sure he is behaving.  My MRI will be Saturday (April 16) at noon.

If you are in Holland and would be willing to give me a ride to and from my MRI on Saturday (at Holland Hospital), it would be appreciated.  As an added bonus, I will be drugged for this MRI, so it should be fun.  I hear I'm quite entertaining when they drug me.

If you are a praying person, please pray for the techs who will be doing my scan and for the specialists who will be reading it.  Please ask the Lord to give them wisdom and guidance. Please also pray for me.  I'm very claustrophobic (I freak out in elevators).  They are drugging me for this to help with that, but MRI's are still rough experiences for me. Pray that I have peace about it and am able to stay calm.

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