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Friday, April 30, 2010


I have...correction...HAD a fake brain tumor. Yes a FAKE brain tumor. Pseudotumor Cerebri-(in short additional fluid on brain causing effects of a tumor) tell me that doesn't mean FAKE BRAIN TUMOR! Seriously they could sooo have been more creative. At least it sounds snazzy right?

OK not s snazzy when they tell you either have a brain tumor a a fake brain tumor and your options are:
1. Brain Surgery
2. Spinal Tap

Is there a 3? -Nope so I had to get my MRI's (head in a freaking LOUD machine that I am totally claustrophobic in -and I am not claustrophobic)  praying it's not brain surgery or a spinal tap and they made a HUGE mistake!

MRI's DONE! Spinal tap it was! Horrible, it was. Spinal headaches made me unable to move literally for a week and new meds made me have to pee like there was no tomorrow and tingle all over.

I was told to lose weight or be on the meds forever.

2 years of yoyo weight loss and gain then finally a life change that would stick.

60 lbs lighter and still losing- healthier than ever(ish) I am finally able to say bye bye to the fake brain tumor. It's officially G-O-N-E!!!!!

Next month I get to say bye bye to the blood chemistry altering meds! 

Good Riddance!


Amanda said...

Wow! That is so amazing! Congratulations on both your weight loss and on saying goodbye to your fake brain tumor!

Ticia said...

Buh-bye! And good riddance.

Daisygirl said...

I was reading this and freaking out a bit....we have much in common you and me! When I was 20 docs thought I had a tumor in my pituitary gland, had an MRI...twice...yes me too on the claustrophobia, the first one was inconclusive and then the second one they injected me with dye! Anyway I was fine...but I was freaked out!

I am so happy 60 lbs is so awesome and you must feel so awesome! ♥ ya girl!

Raising a Happy Child said...

What an awesome proof of your new lifestyle! Congratulations!

Vic said...

So sorry you went through this! Horrible! I've been going through some rough shit with my baby and it's a never ending battle! Your on the right path-good for you! Stay strong:) xoxox

Miller Moments said...

Oh my goodness! What fabulous news!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Truely the best news ever, so happy to hear it!

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