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(benign) Brain Tumor

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

A lot has changed since I last posted on here!

I have been to gastroenterologists, endocrinologists, general doctors and have now had a brain MRI.

I'm falling apart y'all!

Okay...I'm not from the South, so that probably sounds completely ridiculous from me.

But here's what's up:

I had a brain MRI last week and they found a small brain cyst as well as a tumor on my pituitary gland.

Thankfully, both are small enough that they won't require surgery. The bad part is the tumor could be affecting the hormones the pituitary gland controls.

My thyroid medication keeps changing, which really hasn't helped me lose weight. In fact, I've put on about 6 pounds since I last updated my SparkPeople, but I really don't want to change my weight!

To be honest, I think it's because it will show up in my SparkPeople feed and I don't need people feeling bad for me or thinking that I'm eating everything in sight.

Yes, I've been giving in to some emotional eating lately, but I was gaining weight before that.

I don't mean to post this for sympathy or pity. But I figured I should update my Spark friends!

I hope you've all been well.
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    Oh my gosh, how scary! Hugs.
    1712 days ago
    I'm sorry to hear.. I had something similar happen to me a few years ago...had an MRI and found that my pineal gland has some sort of odd shape to it that might be some sort of benign thing. It really caused me a ton of anxiety even though it was harmless!
    1758 days ago
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    Thanks everyone for your kind words :)
    1773 days ago
    Stay STrong emoticon emoticon
    1776 days ago
    1778 days ago
    I know this must be a terrifying time for you, but now that you understand what the problem, you can work to educate yourself on all the options and all the effects of the issues you are dealing with. I have an adrenal problem, and I know that the endocrine system can be tricky when something presents itself that will interfere with the proper working of your hormones.
    But it is workable, and close monitoring. Be thankful it is a benign and you can move forward from here, knowing what you are up against. The best advice is educate yourself ... ask a lot of questions and do what you are doing, by getting another opinion.
    1779 days ago
    I know a couple of people who have had pituitary gland tumors. One woman gained tons of weight because of it and when she had it removed the weight just melted off of her. Hope they can figure out what to do! Good luck!
    1779 days ago
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