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Offline EscCtrl

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Bad news/Good news At least I know now.
on: July 29, 2017, 06:54:18 PM
Yesterday, I had a doctors appointment. I've been under going tests for the past four months for some very odd health issues that have plagued me since I was a child. I'm 40 now.

The doctor gave me some bad news and some good news. He has diagnosed me with a tumor on my pituitary gland. That's the bad news. The good news is, the tumor seems to be benign. He expects that I should make a full recovery. Unfortunately, most of next week will be more testing to figure out how large the tumor is and if it's stable. He also needs to know if it has attached itself to my spinal cord or brain. I won't know for a few weeks until the doctor gets the test results back.

The current plan is to use medications to shrink the tumor into non-existence. If that does not work, then my other option is surgery. I don't like the thoughts of surgery. If it comes to that, they will do it through the front and/or side of my neck. It's the least risky way and it would be an orthoscopic surgery.

I am happy to finally figure out why I've had all these odd random health problems through out my life. Now I am ready to take care of this and move on to a better healthier future.


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Re: Bad news/Good news At least I know now.
Reply #1 on: July 29, 2017, 07:17:25 PM
What a shock for you, but medication and medical techniques are so advanced now, and you seem to be getting very detailed advice.

I wish you all the best.

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Re: Bad news/Good news At least I know now.
Reply #2 on: July 29, 2017, 07:33:00 PM
Good LUCK!!

I hope for the best possible outcomes!

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Re: Bad news/Good news At least I know now.
Reply #3 on: July 29, 2017, 08:00:48 PM
Tough luck, but let's hope the meds do the job. Benign's the keyword , though it probably doesn't fee very benign, and I know what you mean about surgery, I need some spinal, when they get round to it. But you're only young and have the resilience to get through it..
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Re: Bad news/Good news At least I know now.
Reply #4 on: July 29, 2017, 11:23:21 PM
*Originally Posted by EscCtrl [+]
I am happy to finally figure out why I've had all these odd random health problems through out my life. Now I am ready to take care of this and move on to a better healthier future.

Attitude is half of the battle, and your attitude is very good.  I hope that you will use the forum for additional motorcycle stimulation while medical situation gets resolved. 
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Re: Bad news/Good news At least I know now.
Reply #5 on: July 30, 2017, 02:41:11 AM
Well at least you know whats going on now.....Best of luck brother. I'm sure everyone's pulling for you... This too shall pass. You're going to be fine. :002:

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Re: Bad news/Good news At least I know now.
Reply #6 on: July 30, 2017, 03:26:52 PM
Thank you all. I will be around the forum. It may be a few days between visits tho. I'll try to stay  :188: through this.

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Re: Bad news/Good news At least I know now.
Reply #7 on: July 30, 2017, 04:27:07 PM
Wishing you all the best for the treatment and if all else fails...
... I'm sure this sort of tool would get through the average adult's nostrils to go and grab the blasted thing  :005:  :156:  :125:
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Re: Bad news/Good news At least I know now.
Reply #8 on: July 30, 2017, 10:59:36 PM
*Originally Posted by Bern_Grt [+]
Wishing you all the best for the treatment and if all else fails...
... I'm sure this sort of tool would get through the average adult's nostrils to go and grab the blasted thing  :005:  :156:  :125:
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Reply #9 on: July 31, 2017, 12:20:46 AM
*Originally Posted by CB-500-X [+]
Well at least you know whats going on now.

Yes, I totally agree, must be a big relief to finally know what is going on. We're all pulling for you.

 



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