Had a spinal MRI on December 23rd. So at my appointment on the 28th of December, I was told my cancer in my neck/spine seemed to be stable, but my brain was bleeding.
That made me think…hmmm had that test on December 23rd, if my brain was in fact bleeding, shouldn’t I be dead? Something is wrong here.
I told my radiation dr that it was probably the hemangioma I had in my brain which was found when I had a stroke. He felt “better” about that, but he still ordered me an emergency MRI which I had on Monday, 17 days later because he had not seen it on any of my previous scans.
The results? My brain is not bleeding. They just noticed my cavernous hemangioma on this prior scan and it hasn’t grown or changed since 2012 when I had my stroke.
Oh, and I don’t have any brain mets either. Glad to hear that there isn’t anything in my brain but what was always in there in the first place. However, I really am not happy I had to have that MRI because the contrast dye they give you goes through the blood-brain barrier and I’m not sure how to get it out! Who knows what chemicals I’ve got lurking in my bloody brain now? EEEK!
Thank God they found nothing because I was really concerned they were going to take my drivers license away and I don’t think I could handle that. I would go nuts.
I was already plotting what I was going to do if I got bad news. I was going to start a Go Fund Me campaign, get on a plane, and go right back to Germany for a different cancer therapy… probably a month of Curcumin IV (I’m pretty sure that goes through the blood brain barrier). But I’m stable and don’t have to think about it now. I’m convinced your prayers helped and you know who you are!
I have decided on thing though. I don’t ever want to do chemo (taxol) again because I know it will kill me and I don’t think radiation is the answer either as I’ve maxed out.
I am done with that. The answer is elsewhere. I can’t do treatment here. It doesn’t work for me. Grateful I am doing well. Big relief. Sigh.
I don’t see any doctors for 3 months now. Thank heavens. I can do without the stress. No more scanxiety till April. Hurray!