Thursday, January 06, 2011
I was anxious to get the blood draw done so I can get the results ASAP. The neurologist set up several MR's (MRI, MRA and MRV of brain) that are scheduled for next Tuesday to rule out brain tumors, sinus rupture and fluid on the brain. I am scheduled for 1-1/2 hours of MRs. The blood test is to rule out myasthenia gravis (which I read about on Spark people)....and I hope I don't have that.
I wanted to get the blood test done ASAP but there was a question regarding the doctor's order so I have to wait until tomorrow to get the blood draw for that.
The neurologist felt the blurry vision and headache could be due to some pressure on the optic nerve. If it is due to myasthenia gravis the vision blurriness could be due to weak eye muscles.
By next week I should have some answers.
Yesterday I had the cardiac echo and that was not perfectly normal but I have to wait for my doctor to tell me whether I need to be referred to a cardiologist or not as I could not tell from the report whether it is serious enough to look for any treatment. I have 2+ mitral regurgitation and also moderate left ventricular dysfunction. (I don't like the sounds of that but at this point I really don't know the significance of these results.)
I did manage to work my full eight hours today inspite of being gone from the office for 3 hours in the middle of my work day. I plan to go to work tomorrow, even though I have had a headache and blurry vision all week.
I found that opening mail and stamping it was quite enjoyable as I did not need to do much reading while doing that project.
I am doing a lot of squinting, head turning, and leaning forward when I am trying to read small print on the computer, so, of course, the neck aches are continuing...along with the sore back and ribs.
I hope tomorrow is better than today. Looks like it's time to go to bed....I could use some sleep....it's been a long day. I started work at 6:00 a.m. and didn't finish my 8 hours until 5:15 p.m. Good night!!!!