My MRI was done on March 22.Â Â I only had to wait two days for the MRI results to come back, and those two days seemed like two months.Â The MRI confirmed the existence of a change in white matter on the left side of my brain, exactly where the C-T scan said it was.Â I was hoping that what showed up on the C-T scan was some sort of fluke, but no such luck.
Then, I did what no one should ever do under these circumstances: look up medical information on the internet.Â Here were the possibilities (none of them positive):Â Huntington's disease, stroke, dementia, multiple sclerosis, and the list went on.Â
Basically, call it fate, dumb luck, divine intervention or whatever, but thank God I hit my head or we wouldn't know about this abnormality. Â Â
Â My doctor sent to me to neurologist, and I saw him yesterday.Â Here's what we know now:
- Apparently, I sustained a concussion from hitting my head on March 14th and that was causing the dizzy spells and everything (I'm still having them, but they're less frequent and less severe).Â
- The white matter spots that are showing up indicate that SOMETHING is going on.Â This "something" can be a number of things, but the good news is, none of them are an immediate threat.Â
- It's possible that I suffered some sort of brain damage from the pre-eclampsia I had when I was pregnant with Maddie.
- I get to go for more tests in a few weeks so that he can rule out the big things, like MS or lupus.Â
My husband has been frantic with worry, and now he's able to calm down for the time being. Â Â He's been a great help with Maddie. My mom and Mark (my stepdad) have been an incredible help (as always) while I go for various appointments and tests and for helping me to keep up the house while I've been so dizzy.Â I don't know what I would do without them.
Thank you for checking up on me, everyone.Â Please keep me in your thoughts and take care of yourselves!