While others are writing a review of the past year I feel I should recap this past month since I've been a bit absent from the blogging scene.
After much anticipation I had my appointment with the neurosurgeon regarding the cyst found in my brain on the MRI and CT Scans. The surgeon said that in his opinion it was not the cause of my symptoms and that I should see an ear, nose & throat doctor and a neurologist. I returned to the ear, nose & throat doctor for multiple visits and for an ENG. The ENG had to be scheduled for the day after Christmas and required that no meds, alchohol or caffeine be ingested for 48 hours prior to the test and that I not eat the day of the test. Oh My God. Do you know how hard it is not to take ANY medications, drink a drop of anything or even eat chocolate (which contains caffeine) on Christmas Eve or Christmas!? I then went for the test which I believe was envisioned by the Spanish Inquisition was extremely ill but with the required empty stomach lacked the satisfaction of puking on my torturer. The technician not only seemed to delight in enducing vertigo, dizziness and extreme nausea she also decided to use sandpaper on my face before applying each sensor. This meant I had raw, red burn-like spots all over my face for the past week. A nystagmus was diagnosed which was the final straw to getting a referral to rule-out MS. Oh and did I mention that half of the equipment was broken so they could not complete all of the tests?
That's where I am now. Hating doctors and their tests and holding my breath for my MS or not-MS appointment. I am just hoping that I don't have to have a lumbar puncture. Maybe this back full of metal can be good for something right?