Wednesday, December 14, 2011

News! :D

I went to the Neurologist today... I DO NOT have a brain tumor... I do have pseudotumorcerebri.  She said they don't know what causes it to occur but what it is in a nut shell is that one, my body is making too much cerebral spinal fluid and two, it is not draining properly.  so she put me on Diamox to help get the fluid off and I am scheduled on Friday for a spinal tap which will measure the pressure and then she is also having some tests run on the fluid, to rule out some things and to diagnose ... I also have some kind of infection (POSSIBLY) as one of my labs was pretty far off kilter so she ordered it to be redone along with some other labs which I went and had drawn today.   so schedule is like this... Friday spinal tap, next Wednesday back to Dr Marcus (the retina specialist) then on Friday back to Dr Sethi for spinal tap and blood work results :)  
she tested my vision again,  and i have 20/70 ish in my left eye and 20/20 in the right  and hopefully when the pressure is back to normal most if not all of my vision will come back :)

So thats where we are now and very happy to hear that it is something totally treatable and not life threatening.   Thank you for all the prayers and keep them coming :)
God bless and keep you till we meet again!


Debbie in CA : ) said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!!! Life has been such a whirl of activity around here that I never seem to hit the comment button when I come by for a peek. BUT . . . rest assured you have been in my prayers for this and much more. : D

XO ~~ Debbie

Ellen said...

Wonderful news. Here's hoping that the treatment goes well and all will be right with your vision. That would be the best Christmas present!

jojo said...

Oh thank God. It won't be easy but it is treatable and for that you must be so relieved. Thinking of you and smiling ;)

Karen Deborah said...

wow I am relieved and also don't envy you the spinal tap, but it sure is better than a tumor. Isn't it weird the stuff we can get? Just how do doctors learn all of this? will pray about the tap.

Debbie said...

I have had a spinal tap, and it's really not bad at all. I did get a bad headache afterwards, some do, some don't. I am so glad it wasn't a tumor either and it's something fixable. I was talking to my specialist (eye) about it ( pseudotumorcerebri) last week, and she told me it's quite common now a days esp in women. And very fixable she said. That's how much I think of you my friend! I was talking to my doc about you!! LOL. My vision is about as bad in my left eye as yours, we just can't find out why :(
I wish you the best and don't fret over the tap. I did it, and you can too!! Keep me informed please!!!
Love ya!

God Bless~

Tracy DeLuca said...

Woot! So glad to hear this! Will be thinking of you as you go through the rest of this but so so glad it is nothing worse!

Bluebird49 said...

Thank GOD, Laura--I know you already have been!! Prayers have been going up here at my house for you!

Jeannelle said...

Glad to hear you got a good report, Laura. Thoughts and prayers for you continue.

Mental P Mama said...

Such wonderful news!!!