Hey guys, I wanted to just quick get this out there because some of you are so kind and have been asking so I’ll just let everyone know that my spinal fluid came back completely normal! Not to brag but my spinal fluid is amazing. Don’t be jealous 😉 The major concern of course would be cancer cells in the fluid or inflammation that might indicate that but it was completely clear. It’s a huge relief that I am so so grateful for!
This isn’t over though as now my neurologist wants to rule out a fistula in my brain. That’s essentially a bad wiring, so to speak, of blood vessels. This would explain my symptoms of persistent headaches and constantly being able to hear my heartbeat in my right ear (been going on a few months). I figure I already have an aneurysm and a tumor up there, why not let a fistula join that partay??
Honestly, jokes aside, I’m super grateful for a lot of things at this point. For family, friends, and a church family (which is an amazing mix of family and friends) who continue to uphold us in prayer, I’m thankful for family that can help with the kids when I’m feeling crappy, I’m thankful that my neurologist really cares and isn’t just going to let these headaches slide, I’m thankful that it’s not cancer (!!!), and I’m thankful to God for being the air I breathe and the hope in my heart. This suffering really is producing in me character, just as He promises. He has not let me sit on the sidelines but instead has continued to show me the work that needs done in His kingdom. No excuses. This has in turn been a huge blessing back to me. That is actually why I haven’t been blogging as much. Though I do miss connecting with peeps on here, God is putting lots of people and needs right before my eyes and whispering “Go.” into my ear.
And without boring you to death, can we just agree that it’s completely unfathomable how God equips and uses us even when we aren’t qualified or don’t feel usable. Amazing!
I will be starting with a few tests soon to figure out this fistula business. One is a CT angiogram (piece of of cake! I love CT scans, they are so easy compared to other tests) and the other is not so fun, it’s like a heart Cath where they insert a catheter in your groin but instead of snaking it up to my heart they will snake it up into my brain while taking xrays the whole time. Ewww…. And here I thought I was done with these adventures! Betcha can’t wait to read about that one…
Thanks again to all who have been praying and keeping up with this crazy story! ❤