Apr 04, 2012 - 12:25 pm
I haven't been checking in with you all as often as I have in the past. Let me update you on what's been going on. In early February I caught a mild cold. I recovered from my cold rather quickly but started having a constant headache. I had this headache morning, noon, and night. I also had a feeling of lightheadedness, but no balance problems. You know where I'm going here... I figured brain mets for sure and the doctor seemed to be leaning that way too. I had a brain MRI which to my astonishment was totally normal! I kid you not the headaches went away immedietely. Then my neck started hurting, of course I figure I have it in my neck now (I do have on spinal met on the L5) so the worry starts all over again. I had a scan on my neck last week and I got an email from my doctor yesterday that there is nothing there except some arthritis. Amazingly my neck pain is half of what it was before knowing it was arthritis. Now my lower back is hurting....
The scary thing for me is while I am absolutely feeling REAL pain, I wonder if I am worrying my life away. I have always been able to tolerate pain well and in fact gave birth to my babies without medication. This disease does a number on our minds as well as our bodies doesn't it.
Anyway I have decided to leave my 2 month pity party and rejoin the group on a more regular basis. I am coming up on my 2 year anniversary, Tarceva is working on me spinal met, and everywhere else appears to clear! I am one lucky lady TODAY!