The Scan

They want to do a CAT scan of my brain to see if they find anything. I hope they find a brain! I hope they find a cat!

On Friday, I finally got to go to a doctor to get a referral to see (ha ha) an ophthalmologist. I figured while I was there, I would ask the doctor about a few other things like the dizzy spells I had in February. I mentioned that I had already updated my glasses and thought that maybe I needed to see an ENT?

No, given my cluster of seemingly unrelated symptoms, I was told that it sounds like I have something wrong with my brain, not my ears. The doctor immediately wrote out an order for me to have a CT scan. I asked her if by “wrong with my brain”, she meant tumor or disease, and she said that it seemed that a tumor was unlikely. What I described sounds like MS. Well, that was certainly not what I was expecting when I set out to get some Restasis that morning.

I went home and did some reading about MS, and it does sound like what I have been going through. I had always thought that MS was a terribly awful disease, but from the article I read it seems that if you take medication for it, you can lead a pretty normal life.

Toby has his next grooming session tomorrow, but as soon as we are done, I have a list of doctor appointments and tests that I need to schedule. While it sucks to have a disease, it would be nice if treatment could help me feel better. I want to be healthy enough to spoil my Toby as much as I can.

I could have told you there was something wrong with your brain without the scan.

25 Comments

  1. SENDING LOVE AND HUGSSS

    WHAT YOU NEED IS ANSWERS. THE CAT SCAN COULD GIVE YOU PATHS FOLLOW
    ITS A GOOD START.. DO NOT FEAR IT.. BUT DONT BUY WORRIES.
    YOUR SYMPTOMS FIT MANY SCENARIOS ! MANY OF WHICH WILL BE BENIGN. SO WORK ON THE POSITIVE VIBES !!!

    HUGSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  2. Toby is so insightful and helpful and always makes me laugh! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜›
    Your sense of humor is alive and well, SweetL! Keep letting it rule! ๐Ÿ˜€
    I know all of this sounds scary, but I think the unknown and uncertainty is worse than finding out what is going and dealing with it AND then feeling better. We want you to feel better, so we send good luck, healing wishes, and prayers for you.
    Keep us updated! We care about you and we care about Toby!
    (((HUGS))) for you!
    PATS and RUBS for Toby!

  3. It’s better to know. After a lot of time and money spent on doctors trying to treat seemingly unrelated symptoms, daughter in law’s new doctor diagnosed Sjogren’s and has been treating her for it. It will never go away, but she’s a lot more comfortable and hopeful.

  4. I hope they are able to give you a correct diagnosis soon. Sometimes knowing what is wrong can help you feel better because you know what is going on and you can figure out what to do. I was misdiagnosed with MS, but it turns out I have compound migraines. The symptoms can be similar.

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