I haven’t updated on my health for a while because everything has been going pretty well. At least, until the last few weeks.
For the past three weeks or so, I’ve been dealing with an ongoing sinus infection/headaches/intense neck pain thingy that is causing me
some lots of frustration. I thought the headaches were the result of a stubborn sinus infection (and some of them may have been).
Normally, one round of antibiotics is all it takes to knock out a sinus infection, but not this time. The doctor (my general practitioner) thought it was reasonable to assume that since my white count hovers in lower-than-it-should range, my body was resistant to the first round. He opted for something much stronger the second time and it seems to have worked as the pressure in my face is not there anymore.
(There’s always a however, right?)
I’m still having headaches. Every stinking day. Some bad, some pretty mild, but I always have a headache. For 3+ weeks now. Uugghh…. They seem to be coming from the base of my head and the pain either spreads up into my head and jaw area like a full blown headache or down my shoulder and right arm.
I called the doctor back last week and he prescribed muscle relaxers. I thought, “Yippee!! This is going to fix everything AND I’m going to enjoy the process!”
But it didn’t. Fix everything, that is. The pain is still there, the muscle relaxers just made me not care that I was in pain. :)
So I called the doctor back again yesterday and told him no luck with the muscle relaxers. (I almost felt bad for bothering him so much. Does anyone else ever feel that way or am I just weird??)
He called me back himself (how nice was that?) and told me that he had called the oncologist and consulted with him about next steps. I can’t tell you how happy that made me to know that they were working together to determine what we should do next. I feel ridiculously blessed to have these doctors.
They both agreed that I should go ahead and have a brain MRI. He reassured me that it is most likely a compressed nerve or something of that nature, but given my recent medical history, they don’t want to overlook something important. It’s interesting how different things are handled when you are a cancer patient. They just don’t take chances or waste time and I appreciate that so much.
I truly believe it is nothing serious, but there’s that 1% of your mind that worries. Guess I need to re-read some of my posts about faith and trust, huh? :)
The MRI is scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday) at 1:00 pm and I would greatly appreciate any prayers you wouldn’t mind saying for me.
Love you guys.