Friday, September 21, 2007

Yes I Have a Brain

I blogged earlier about the headaches I have had, and my experience getting an MRI. Well, my doctor called last night and the MRI shows I do in fact have a brain (shocking I know), and more importantly that nothing serious is going on. She said they could see some "old spots" where I have had concussions before (not surprising since I wrestled and played football), but nothing she is concerned about. So praise God for that. So far I've had three mornings without waking up to that sharp stabbing pain I had before. The predisone prescription has had some delightful side effects with irritability and insomnia, so I'll looking forward to coming off of that.

So the official diagnosis is cluster headaches, and my doctor is giving me some new medication samples to try out if it comes back. If this turns into a chronic thing we'll discuss other treatment options, and I'll look into other alternative stuff like chiropractors, nutritional supplements and medicinal marijuana (oops did I just let that slip out... my bad! Just kidding!).

Thank you for all of you who have been praying, I really appreciate it!

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Shane Vander Hart said...

My brother kindly reminded me that I forgot to mention the times he beat me upside the head. He then remembered that he kept to more body blows to hide the evidence.

Recovering said...

I'm extremely happy it wasn't anything serious! Let me know if you want the name of a D.O. that will blow any Chiro's adjustments out of the water! He fixed my whip-lash a couple of years ago and I'm sold!

"Old spots?" That's funny...I'm keeping that one in my pocket for later use. :)

Shane Vander Hart said...

I'd be interested. Another person in my church gave me the name of a guy up in Ankeny as well.

My brother-in-law said to me tonight on the phone - "so I heard they looked at your MRI and didn't find anything." He is soooooo funny.

Recovering said...

This is from a friend of mine (Chad) who read your post after I sent an email out asking a few friends to pray for you:

"I have migrain's. Similar to cluster's.
I use Butalbatal. It's a miracle drug, very cheap, and very effective!
I mention it cause i've never had a doctor tell me about it, even my own doctor, and he uses it himself!
(I think that's cause it's so cheap, they don't make much profit, but enough of my conspiracy!)
Anyway, ask for it and see if it works for you. I know 3 or 4 folks that it works for, better than anything out there. I have had 9 migrains in 7 months, and I've only felt very slight pain with one of them, thanks to Butalbatal."

Shane Vander Hart said...

Please thank Chad for me. I appreciate the tip.