Monday, July 27, 2009

Results

Went to the doctor today and by the time I got there I was at peace. I knew in my heart that there wasn't anything to worry about. So...I saw the doctor and basically here were the findings of the MRI:

1. I have what is called empty sella syndrome. Empty sella syndrome is a rare congenital disorder that occurs when an empty space in the brain fills with cerebrospinal fluid as a result of a deformity in the brain. It is not a life-threatening condition and there is no treatment...it just is.

2. I have slightly low-lying cerebellar tonsils. Technical definition:
the cerebellar tonsils move downward through the foramen magnum possibly causing compression of the lower brainstem and upper cervical spinal cord as they pass through the foramen magnum. The doctor basically said that it is like a brain hernia. He did say that he did not feel that it is severe enough for surgery and the radiology report even said that mine was "slight." However, the doctor wants me to see a neurosurgeon for a 2nd opinion to see if surgery is appropriate.

This was good news. I had no lesions or masses at all!! He did want me to take Topamax for my headaches but I can't take it while I am nursing. He explained to me that I have given the baby all of the benefits of breastfeeding and I could stop at anytime and it would not hurt the baby. I told him that I would rather not and so he told me that if I change my mind to call him and they would get the Rx to me to take on a daily basis.

So, God is good and I think I have know had just about every part of my body scanned or tested or viewed in some way. Basically I am healthy except for high blood pressure during pregnancy and digestive issues!!

Thank you all for praying!

3 comments:

Mom of 3! said...

This is great news! I'm so glad it all turned out well. :) Take care of yourself.

Shawn and Kimberly AKA Daddy and Mommy said...

That is good news! I would not stop breastfeeding unless the headaches are unbearable. But that is just me. Hope your doing well!!

Rikki said...

That is what I have decided to do, Kimberly. We are doing well! My kids are growing way too fast but life is fun!!



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