Cautious optimism

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KTeacher
KTeacher Member Posts: 1,103 Member
I have had double vision since September, headaches have been added to the mix also. I needed to stop working because I am in pain and vision problems. First MRI of brain showed nothing (there is brain matter!) second MRI of orbit showed scar tissue. Cancer surgeon thought he saw a mass not scar tissue, sent to opthamologist--MRI was not available yet. Biopsy was supposed to be scheduled with both doctors. PET scan showed nothing--oh, hot spot in tonsil area. Next week I will have a biopsy with the opthamologist. I will be under general, 1 1/2 hour proceedure and a week recovery. Post op Nov. 2nd. Hopefully something will be found to help guide the way. Oh, by the way, previous two cancers did not show up on PET.

Taking it day by day.

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  • ditto1
    ditto1 Member Posts: 660
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    I agree
    hopefully they will be able to give you some information to work with. I also hope and pray its something that can be resolved quickly. Sorry you are dealing with more issues, sometimes enough is enough. You will be in our prayers.
  • longtermsurvivor
    longtermsurvivor Member Posts: 1,842 Member
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    cross the bridge when you get to it
    My mother had double vision suddenly at age 65. Then her eye actually began to bulge out. Workup found a mass in her orbit. Biopsy found sarcoid, a completely benign process. A few months of steroids and it all went away. Mom is now 88 years old. Proving you never know till you know. Heres wishing you the best.

    Pat
  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
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    Sending positive thoughts and
    prayers that they find scar tissue or like LTS's mom, a sarcoid....something that can be dealt with that just takes meds....I'll go with you on the cautious optomism train :).

    p
  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,723 Member
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    optimism
    KTeacher,

    “Day by day”, that’s one of the H&N warrior mottos. I want to go with something simple and treatable.

    Best,

    Matt
  • Pam M
    Pam M Member Posts: 2,196
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    Hoping
    Hoping that not only does biopsy show no cancer, but that it also can pinpoint your issue, so your docs can quickly get it behind you. Hoping the 2nd comes quickly for you.
  • D Lewis
    D Lewis Member Posts: 1,581 Member
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    Holding good thoughts for you.
    Day by day is the best way to go. Let me know if I need to come down there.

    Deb
  • KTeacher
    KTeacher Member Posts: 1,103 Member
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    D Lewis said:

    Holding good thoughts for you.
    Day by day is the best way to go. Let me know if I need to come down there.

    Deb

    Thank you all
    and thank you Deb. I will be going over to Stanford Tuesday for pre-op. I will stay with my sister, the drive is not good for the head pain. Probably stay at my sister's after biopsy Thursday, 1 1/2 hour proceedure and 5 day recovery, post op Nov. 2. Hopefully a dx and treatment plan.

    My last response is somewhere in cyber space!
  • katenorwood
    katenorwood Member Posts: 1,912
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    KTeacher said:

    Thank you all
    and thank you Deb. I will be going over to Stanford Tuesday for pre-op. I will stay with my sister, the drive is not good for the head pain. Probably stay at my sister's after biopsy Thursday, 1 1/2 hour proceedure and 5 day recovery, post op Nov. 2. Hopefully a dx and treatment plan.

    My last response is somewhere in cyber space!

    Cyber space...yeap, know what you mean
    Hey there !
    I really want to wish you luck on everything you're going through. I'm so glad you have family (sister) to count on. I will be thinking of you through all of it, and wishing for an awsome outcome ! Katie
  • KTeacher
    KTeacher Member Posts: 1,103 Member
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    Cyber space...yeap, know what you mean
    Hey there !
    I really want to wish you luck on everything you're going through. I'm so glad you have family (sister) to count on. I will be thinking of you through all of it, and wishing for an awsome outcome ! Katie

    I am so blessed
    I have so many people that care for me. Family, friends, cyber-friends, prayer groups too many to list. My husband is great, and makes wonderful smoothies, he is always looking at adapting recipe's for my taste (or lack thereof, no spices please!) and cutting into small pieces. My sister has been awesome, she is an organizer and wonderful note taker. During my first recovery she had just had hip surgery (we were the hip/lip sisters) she felt so bad not to be able to physically be there for me but emotionally, we talked daily (sometimes more than once a day). I attribute my ability to speak so well to our phone conversations (therapy).

    Hip, hip hooray to Caregivers!
  • hwt
    hwt Member Posts: 2,328 Member
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    KTeacher said:

    I am so blessed
    I have so many people that care for me. Family, friends, cyber-friends, prayer groups too many to list. My husband is great, and makes wonderful smoothies, he is always looking at adapting recipe's for my taste (or lack thereof, no spices please!) and cutting into small pieces. My sister has been awesome, she is an organizer and wonderful note taker. During my first recovery she had just had hip surgery (we were the hip/lip sisters) she felt so bad not to be able to physically be there for me but emotionally, we talked daily (sometimes more than once a day). I attribute my ability to speak so well to our phone conversations (therapy).

    Hip, hip hooray to Caregivers!

    Prayers
    Sending prayers your way