Oh hi.

October 17, 2010

Hello there. Its been so long. Why don’t we keep in touch?

 

I’m sorry I haven’t posted in awhile. I think this will probably be the last post I make. I don’t have anything interesting to talk about anymore and the site never garnered much of a following anyway.

So to leave things I’ll give you one more update.

I’m doing better in most regards, I’m physically able to do almost everything i was before my issues started. In fact I’m working out six days a week. I now weigh around 225lbs. I still get headaches and things of that nature though they are infrequent.

I’m taking cabergoline once a week, testosterone injections every other week, and just started a blood thinner whose name i can’t remember that I take everyday.

One reason I won’t be writing anymore is that I feel not equal to it since my last surgery. Since then I feel as if I have a diminished mental capacity. I don’t feel stupid, i’m not calling myself a blathering idiot. But things that were once easy and came quickly, now require a lot of effort. I think this is a natural side effect of your brain almost sploding’ from the inside and theres nothing to do about it.

Anyway, thanks to those of you who read this blog while it lasted.

Deep Breaths

August 10, 2010

Today I find out if I have a brain tumor. I’m allot more calm then I anticipated, but I still feel stressed. After thinking about all of my symptoms and some ill-advised googling I honestly feel that I probably do have a tumor. It would explain SO much, including my Hydrocephalus, my low testosterone, my high prolactin and a handful of other things.

I had my MRI yesterday, that was a minor nightmare in and of itself. I went to Bend Memorial Clinic rather than CORA, this made me a little sad as the scan-tech at CORA is a really cool guy, he always sings while your in the tube. But my issues stemmed not from the unfamiliar environment or the fact that this MRI took more than an hour but from the fact that apparently I’m severely allergic to MRI contrast dye.

I’ve had many CT/MRI scans before but none with contrast. The first twenty minutes or so was fine (other than the IV in my arm which caused slight panic as I hate needles), but towards the halfway mark the tech radioed in and let me know that the dye was now being injected. Within ninety seconds my entire left side became extremely burny and itchy and I became extremely sick to my stomach.

I frantically squeezed the bulb and said “Ithinkimgonnathrowup!” The tech didn’t move quick enough. I projectile spewed all over myself, in a tube, with a face-guard on. Not such a pretty sight. I had to change into hospital issue scrubs as i was drenched in puke. But we got the imaging done. So that’s a plus.

Moral of the story? Scrubs are hella comfy.

Recovery

January 31, 2010

Hey all, still recovering so I won’t be posting much for awhile. But lemme say, nightmares caused by painkillers are scary stuff. Curse you hydrocodon.

January 29, 2010

The story so far.

January 14, 2010

My name is Chris, and today while waiting in a doctor’s office (which I seem to be doing a lot of lately), I decided it might be interesting to start a blog.  I have a brain condition called hydrocephalus, while not entirely uncommon (2% of the world’s population is afflicted) it is extremely rare in people my age.

As it stands I’m a pretty sick guy.

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