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#1 kristenloeh

 
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 12:18 AM

So I had an MRI the other week and they finally called me with the results. Looks like a I have a rather large brain tumor that is more than likely what has been causing my chronic migraines. Needless to say, I'm pretty flipping scared....

I go in to the docs tomorrow for more blood tests and I see my neurologist on the 26th to figure out the plan of how we are going to go about getting it removed and what not.


So just send positive thoughts my way please? I need them pretty bad right now.....
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:54 AM

Oh honeybun, what a trauma for you. Of course you're flipping scared, but it is probably benign. I know you can't help worrying, but oftentimes they are. Will definitely keep my fingers crossed for you. Sending oodles of positive thoughts, and some warm {{{{{HUGS}}}} and {{{{cuddlesl}}}} your way.

Hang in there and do continue to let us know what is happening with you.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:16 AM

Sweetie.
Like Shroomie, I am sending all good vibes, encouraging thoughts, prayers and positive energy to you.
I am sure you are scared, hon and I do not blame you one bit, but try to think positive thoughts about your
prognosis and recovery.
I send ((big warm hugs)) to you.

Keep us posted.
My best to you, IH
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:10 AM

Hi
I will certainly be sending positive thoughts and hugs your way.

Of course it is scary, but I'll have fingers crossed for you and the neuro to make the BEST plan to get you healthy again.

Let us know how you are getting on

Many many good wishes
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- Symptoms from 2001, maybe before. Across 20+ years, these have included, vomiting, D, migraines, headaches, recurrent miscarriage, inflammation problems (failure to heal from injuries) brain fog, anxiety and more!
- Elimination diet using Atkins, 2003 – excluded wheat, caffeine, quorn. 2005, excluded sesame, alcohol
- Started diagnosis route April 2012, blood tests, endoscopy – said negative, gluten challenge, clearly something very wrong, had to stop after 3 weeks.
- Gluten Free, August 2012, Corn Free, September 2012. Removed most processed gluten free foods.
- Genetic testing, December 2012 – negative – Diagnosis – Non Celiac Gluten Intolerance (NCGI)
- Elimination diet, January 2013 – all of the above plus dairy, legumes, all grains, sugar, additives, white potatoes, soy. Reintroducing sloooowly now. Health improving.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:46 AM

On No! Sending some postive thoughts your way. Keep us posted if you feel up to it?
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 12:19 PM

Prayers and hugs sent. But a few more hugs are not bad right? (((((((hugs))))))). My sister had a I think they called it gamma knife or some such thing. And a co-worker at my old job had some kind of brain surgery. People do recover from such things.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 12:25 PM

Very scary honey. :( Hugs and strong thoughts heading your way.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:09 PM

Oh Sweetie :(

HUGE Hugs heading there right now!

Prayers today and in the coming days for strength and healing.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:29 PM

Thank you all, it's always nice to know there are people out there who care. Once I know more after the 26th I will let you all know <3
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:30 PM

That has to be hard.

On one hand, you know whats been causing it, yet on the other hand.... :(

Hope ya get better :)
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Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:14 PM

Thanks all, I've been trying to rest a lot because it's been making me rather sick lately.
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Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:21 AM

We have a bit more information. The tumor is NOT cancerous. It's about the size of my pituitary gland and it is in the back of the gland, so it's not messing with my optic or my sinuses, which is a good thing, but in a way, a bit bitter sweet, since now instead of the surgery option being easy and through my nose, they will have to go in through my skull more than likely. We do not know my treatment methods yet, but it's more than likely going to be brain surgery.

So, at least that's a bit of good news before Xmas :)
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Posted 23 December 2012 - 06:10 AM

This is good news! "Not cancer" is always good news.

I am sorry you have to be operated on( as the other option is less invasive), but if it gives you any encouragement at all, my (then) 82 year old Mom had brain surgery for a dangerous subdural hematoma. She had a few weeks of a bitchin shaved head hairdo that we threatened to dye
purple ( we were this close to getting her to go for it, too!)
and she did have to do some required post-op therapy to make sure her coordination was not affected (it wasn't)
but she recovered rather quickly.

You're young and strong and I bet your doctors think your prognosis is excellent, yes?
I am sure this makes you still nervous, of course (all surgeries are scary. I've had 8 in my lifetime, so I understand this apprehension) but you're probably feeling relieved and optimistic, too.

I send you all good wishes and prayers for a quick and total recovery.

Please keep us posted! Merry Christmas, hon.
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Posted 23 December 2012 - 08:27 AM

Ditto - I'd say that is excellent news - not dismissing a very serious surgery - just very good to hear it is not cancer.

Merry Chrristmas to you - thank you for updating us :)
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Undiagnosed Celiac Disease ~ 43 years

3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

10/25/13 - MCAD

Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile

My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free

Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

Get PROPERLY tested BEFORE REMOVING GLUTEN.

ALWAYS independently research health related information found on internet forums/blogs.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 09:08 AM

Really pleased to hear your good news, not having cancer must be a relief.

The surgery you described and location of the tumor sounds manageable. All the very best for Christmas and for the start of your healing.

Mw x
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- Elimination diet using Atkins, 2003 – excluded wheat, caffeine, quorn. 2005, excluded sesame, alcohol
- Started diagnosis route April 2012, blood tests, endoscopy – said negative, gluten challenge, clearly something very wrong, had to stop after 3 weeks.
- Gluten Free, August 2012, Corn Free, September 2012. Removed most processed gluten free foods.
- Genetic testing, December 2012 – negative – Diagnosis – Non Celiac Gluten Intolerance (NCGI)
- Elimination diet, January 2013 – all of the above plus dairy, legumes, all grains, sugar, additives, white potatoes, soy. Reintroducing sloooowly now. Health improving.
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