31 Jul 2014

FEELING A BIT FRAGILE.

Whilst I don't make a habit of posting about all my various health problems I'm feeling a wee bit fragile and emotional and so wanted to share this as posted on Husband dearest's Facebook page with you.

Several weeks ago Tracy had a CT scan at request of the audiologist as her hearing has been getting harder and her tinnitus a little worse. What they were looking for wasn't present but the scan did show a mass where there shouldn’t be. We didn’t know more than the size and vague position of this lump so couldn’t really tell people anything.  We have since referred to it as ‘the lost bit of carrot’ whilst waiting to find out more.  She saw a neuro-surgeon this afternoon and the opinion is that she has an olfactory meningioma that appears to be benign (as 97. something% of them are). She will be having an MRI on Thursday to confirm that it is benign and isn’t growing into or touching anything critical. That being the case she will be having some regular MRI’s for the next few years to keep a check on it and make sure it’s not getting ideas above its station but otherwise, business as usual. The post consultation release of nervous energy through the medium of hot chocolate and substantial wedge of carrot cake, would seem to indicate this to be the case.

 

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are both so very brave.
Always here with broad shoulders and virtual hugs..All my love x

John McElveen said...

You've got this! and we have your back!

J

chitra said...

Hope everything gets back to normal.Be strong:)
Chitra

Kelly said...

You know you've been in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be.

carol said...

I'm sure the next MRI will just confirm it, but you'll be in my prayers.

Joan Robertson said...

Oh dear , brave of you to share this with us all, stay positive, we will all be thinking of you and keeping our fingers and toes crossed, take care

Suko said...

Tracy, you will be in my thoughts and prayers as well.

Barbara Fisher said...

Fingers and toes very firmly crossed for you. Barbara x

Literary Feline said...

How stressful for you, Tracy! I am glad it appears to be benign and the doctor is optimistic. Some good news in all the worry! My thought are with you and here's to the lost bit of carrot staying small and in one place!

StarTraci said...

Dear Tracy,
The years have not brought us closer on the map but they have brought you dear in my heart. You and DH are in my prayers. Please keep us updated.
XOXO
Traci

Shooting Stars Mag said...

sorry you have to deal with this all, but I hope you are feeling better soon and everything turns out fine!!

Stephanie Faris said...

Lots of prayers they continue to find it benign. I worked with a woman who had a benign tumor...they did surgery and she's back to good health. Sounds like yours is something that can just remain without surgery.

Naida said...

I'm praying for you Tracy and hope all turns out well xo

Anilkumar Kurup said...

You are tough I guess and will weather through.

Michelle Miller said...

I hope everything stays clear and it doesn't turn into something worse. Hang in there. You're in my thoughts. :)

Brian Joseph said...

So sorry to hear this.

I hope that all will be well.

I had a an Acoustic Neurama which is a benign brain tumor that I believe is very similar to what your husband has. I had it treated about four years ago.

If you wish, please feel free to email me at Emperorbjt@optonline.net. I would be happy to provide more details.

Betty Manousos said...

tracy, so sad to hear this. you will be in my thoughts and prayers and continue to be. i hope that all will be well. sending love and hugs your way.

(((hugs)))
xx

Karen said...

My sister-in-law has this and it's really scary even though it's benign. It's been several years and she just has to keep an eye on it with regular MRI's.

Stay strong - eat more chocolate!

Karen @ For What It's Worth

Tracy Terry said...

Many thanks for all your kind words, best wishes and advice ..... I'll be certain to eat plenty of chocolate. They mean more to me than I can begin to tell you.
Brian can I point out that it is in fact me and not my husband who has the tumour.

Brian Joseph said...

So sorry Tracy I misunderstood.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

YaY! for it being benign! I'm also suggesting eating something decadent and having a bit of fun. You deserve it! Take care of yourself!

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

You have been going through all this stress and worry and have still carried on as if nothing is wrong .... What a trooper!

I have everything crossed for Thursday's MRI scan and I just hope that they don't keep you waiting in limbo too long for the results!

After the experience of the MRI itself, make sure that hubbie has his wallet at the ready for more cake and chocolate.

Thinking of you this weekend,

Yvonne.

Stephanie@Fairday's Blog said...

Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I am sending positive thoughts and wishes your way. I am also sending a big hug, so make sure that doesn't get lost along the way. You are brave, strong, wonderful, and kind. I know this is a tough journey, but we all care about you and are behind you every step of the way. Good luck with the tests. :) Crossing my fingers and toes for you!

So many books, so little time said...

sorry I am just seeing this, sending much love your way. xx

Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

Bo said...

My thoughts are with you both and I am sending my support across the pond. Keep us all posted.

Heather said...

I really don't understand why you were running round your home with carrots in your ears, but I hope it was fun. On a more serious side, Take care of each other and stick with the medicine/chocolate, it always helps.