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Saturday, March 17, 2012

It's the "Pits"

I haven't been in the "mood" to blog for a few weeks now. I've still been knitting and sewing and I have a few posts worth of projects to share, I will catch up this weekend. I've just have had a lot on my mind...literally. Well, not a LOT...more like cyst on the tiny, pea sized pituitary gland inside my head. A routine CT scan on my sinuses (just part of the post-sinus surgery routine I go through every few years) showed an enlarged pituitary gland. A MRI on the area showed a "probable" cyst on the gland. A thorough round of blood tests confirmed that the cyst isn't affecting my endocrine system, now the only loop to jump through is to confirm that it's not putting pressure on my optic nerve and altering my peripheral vision.

I've gone for a preliminary eye exam and have the "Field of Vision" (FOV) test next week. The prelim exam, however, showed two NEW issues with my vision that don't seem to have anything to do with the cyst. I have high "ocular hypertension" (that is, eye pressure) which can lead to glaucoma as well as a condition referred to as CSR in my left eye. That has to do with an accumulation of fluid that could leak under the retina.

My first response...."REALLY?!?!" Geesh!

No, I didn't want another couple of medical balls to have to juggle but at the same time, neither condition is currently threatening my vision. Whew. Time to focus on the "pit" gland for now. I see a neurosurgeon in two weeks to see what he thinks about things, then I'm hoping to get a referral to an endocrinologist...just to get a second opinion on things.

I'm feeling a little overwhelmed, emotionally, anyway. Honestly, last night I went to the grocery store to pick up a RedBox movie and picked up a few items. I got home only to realize I'd left the bag of groceries in the shopping cart. :0( Sigh. SMH.

I have a deep faith in God to help me get through this and a positive attitude that it's going to work out. I'm still scared and worried. I don't think that makes me weak or faithless. I just think it makes me honest and real. ;0) For now, I'm just taking it one day at a time. ;0)

1 comment:

  1. I admire you for keeping such a positive attitude. One day at a time is all we can do. I hope your doctors get it figured out soon.