Friday, October 31, 2008


I had the MRI on my head and neck last night. I didn’t know what to hope for: that it would show something to explain the numbness in my jaw, or that it wouldn’t show anything. Either outcome seemed unsettling.

I just heard from my doctor with the results: both scans are fine! She can’t explain the numbness, but it is not tumor in my brain or neck!

I am extremely relieved! I had really blocked off thinking about it, so I was surprised at how intensely relieved I feel hearing this news… or rather, lack of news.

I don’t like not knowing, but in this case knowing could signal imminent disaster.


Bryan said...

Well, a little good news. Hopefully the numbness is only temporary.

SeattleSusieQ said...

that was me (as Bryan) Sorry.

Ceil said...


Disguised as Bryan because it's Halloween?

The numbness is really annoying. I hope it's temporary. It feels like it's burning up.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that the MRI was clear.

Have your doctors ruled out TMJ Syndrome? After my Year of Big Medical Trouble, I clenched my jaw so much that I needed to use a night-guard ... simple fix for that.

Laurie Todd

Ceil said...

Thanks Laurie. That's worth looking into. I checked them out online. What kind did you get?