Thursday, 6 February 2014

A Little Update

This is a digital card I made a while back. I took the photo and fiddled with it in Photoshop then added the wording. Printed out as a Photo then attached to a card. Quite pleased with this.

I have been absent from blogging for a while due to some health problems. This looks to be an ongoing thing. I went for an MRI scan last year as I was having some memory issue that worried me. I got a call from the Dr saying brain OK but you have some polyps in your sinus. Off I go to the Ear Nose & Throat (ENT) Dr at the hospital in Colchester.

He does an endoscopy (sticks a camera up my nose) uncomfy but bearable. He was not sure what was going on as the MRI scan had not arrived. So could only diagnose some Atypical Cystic Lesions on the bone at the back of my nose.

Two days later I got a call from him saying there was a growth of some sort in my right sinus. He had called for an urgent CT scan. So off I went to have that. Not as bad as the MRI but I had a dye injected and that made me very hot.

After another two days another call from the Consultant, CT scan did not clarify things. He was referring the scans back to senior radiologist.

I have now heard back from him and it appears that I have a tumor on my Pituitary Gland. This has migrated into my sinus and the nose bone. I now have to have another more detailed MRI scan. This will allow the DRs to see exactly what is happening and decide on operation procedures. I don't know if this is benign or malignant yet.

On the positive side these tumors tend to be benign and the clear up rate is good. I don't feel ill, just a dull headache, the sort you get when you have been stuck at the PC too long. I am a bit tired too.

I am praying that you will not be sending me With Sympathy cards anytime soon.

This has knocked me of my perch and I am taking some time to come to terms with the fact that I have what is classed as a brain tumour. So just taking Molly for her walks and catching up with friends and family. Oh and I am tackling the yarn stash and making some chunky Granny square afghans.

My next project is catching the pesky mouse that has taken up residence in my kitchen. Molly has been totally useless in catching it. She just ignores it. So I'm off to my friend Gilli's to borrow the mouse traps.

I will keep you all updated on progress.