May 2, 2019 09:44AM chrissyb wrote:
Had an MRI on my head last Monday to see what if anything showed up to explain my hearing loss, tinnitus and balance problem. They found that I have a brain that is just fine but they also found a benign tumor that is attached to the nerve that runs from my inner ear to the brain. The tumor itself is not the problem but the side effects that it causes through pressure is what is causing all my symptoms. Treatment you ask? Nothing right now only neurophysio to try to teach my brain to deal with those same side effects and then scan again at the end of October to see if it has grown. The other options are surgery or cyber knife.......neither of which is recommended at the moment due to the fact that there is a high chance of making it all worse according to the ENT I saw on Wednesday.
Some of you may remember I mentioned the fact that while I was away my left thigh went numb. I told the Onc about it on Tuesday when I saw him so of course he wants to check it out with an MRI of my lower back and sacral area to make sure nothing is pressing where it shouldn't. This will be done on 24th this month then I see him on the 28th........and so the story continues.
Hoping everyone else is doing well.
Love n hugs all. Chrissy