Tuesday, December 15, 2009

MRI and more

Good evening friends and family. I know many of you have been curious about the official MRI results. The MRI did come back normal. My doctor was a bit irritated with the MRI tech because the tech recommended doing a MRI without contrast versus with contrast (which is what my doc had ordered). Obviously I didn't know any better so I just said "okay" to the tech, I figured she knew what she was doing. So there is a small possibility I may have to get that done again (with contrast) in the new year some time if we continue to find nothing elsewhere. My doc mainly wants the MRI (with contrast) to check for the possibility of early MS.

So where do we stand now? Neurologist. Apparently there are few here in Louisville and they are not very easy to get into. My doc said that they fax all of my issues/records/tests to the neurologist and then the neurologist chooses (based on what they receive) how long it'll be before you come it. She said it could literally be months. SO... I definitely ask for prayers that the neurologist would by God's grace, show me favor and get me in sooner than later. I will say that overall, I've had many more good days than bad days lately so that's a huge praise. I continue to trial and error different things (such as diet, activity, etc) to see if I can rule anything else out. As of today, still not sure.

My doc did say that while she doesn't yet know what's going on, she can fairly confidently say it's nothing immidiately horrible (such as something that could immediately threaten my life). At worst, it could still be the beginning stages of a long term illness (such as MS, etc).

I'll keep everyone posted as usual. Thank you for continued prayers. I've truly felt a great deal of God's grace in so many ways with this whole ordeal. Tonight, as I was playing with Hannah, I glanced up at the magnetic part of her easel where her "Leap Frog" alphabet letters were sticking. There was a random grouping of letters in the upper corner, minus the letter "u", when rearranged, it spelled "journey." I though that was so neat. I'm on a journey. There are hills, valleys, curves, sun, rain, and more. But the entire journey, the good Lord is by my side reminding me to put my trust in Him. You all are my physical reminders of His love. Thank you.

Take Care,
Terra

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