Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Went to the Neurologist..

Before I found out I was pregnant with Micah, I was having issues with migraines and blurry vision. I also had a spell of Bell's Palsy (which is when 1 side of your face goes paralized temperarily). Anyway, I had 2 MRI's, a CAT scan, and a spinal tap (Lumbar puncture). No fun. The dr. then said that I had MS, which the lumbar puncture proved was a misdiagnosis. Then I found out that I was pregnant, and couldn't do any more testing. I should have gone back before now, but I was nervous and kept putting it off. Today, the Dr. reviewed my results from the lumbar puncture, as well as the MRI's and said that I have a chiari malformation, which just means that a part of my brain is lower than it should be, possibly down to my spinal column. He said that I also have a abnormal spot on my brain, but I already knew that. He said that occassionally, the malformation can lead to MS, but that we would keep a close check on it. He told me to take Aleeve for my headaches, and gave me medicine to help me sleep better. I go back to him in 3 months, so, we'll see. Everything will be fine. My friend Jamie said, "So that's what's wrong with you?!" Huh. Thanks alot. ;) Ugghhh. How come ever since I turned 25, I feel like I'm at the doctor's office all the time? Do people typically start falling apart at 25? I don't feel terrible all the time, I just have to deal with these stupid headaches. I actually have felt better in the past few months because I have lost 21 pounds!! Yea!! I'm really proud of myself, which is not something that I'm used to. I just tried to give up sugar for the most part, eat more fruits, veggies, lean meats, and fiber. I don't even work out. I chase around the boys, but that's it. I hope to lose alot more when I get back to work and have to chase my kids at school! That is a great workout! I hope to lose about 25 more. Then I will weigh what I did when I got pregnant with Brendan. Anyway, I'm gonna go lay on my couch and be lazy. Rodney is with Darrell and our new friend Adam, having a "meeting" for church on the golf course! Ha! Life for them is hard, huh?


The Hewitt Family said...

Good to hear things went well at the Dr. You're awesome! Have a great week!

Adam said...

Yes, Life is very hard indeed for us.

Anonymous said...

Nikki, I'm glad your Dr. visit went reasonably well. I didn't start falling apart til I was 32, but suffered migraines for years until about 3 years ago. Congrats on the weight loss, you look fantastic! Another 25 lbs, though and there won't be anything left of you! Lotsa love to you and yours!