Monday, October 17, 2011

Part 1: An unexpected trip to the ER

Hi Lovelies. As you may have noticed, I've been away from the blogosphere for a bit. But, trust me, I have a very GOOD excuse.    Here is part 1 of my 3 part series, A Healthy Dose of the Hospital

Let's start from the beginning:
For the last month I've had daily migraines that were quite disabling. They usually happened at night so, let's just say I was REALLY tired all the time and taking A LOT of Excedrin. On top of that, I had a strange whooshing noise in my ear that had begun to actually effect my hearing as it was getting louder and louder. So all this was good and dandy until last Saturday when I woke up with blurry vision too. 

Fast forward to last Tuesday- I was balled up on the floor with a hairdryer in one hand and the other wiping my tears. This was the worst headache EVER! I couldn't take it anymore! So I called my dad and he decided it was time to go to the ER. I was hesitant to go since I had gotten the ol' brush off from doctors before. 
But we headed there anyway, and, as usual, I got the run around from the doctor. "You look perfectly healthy.""You're young." To the doctor's credit, he wisely decided to do a CT scan just in case....

A few minutes after the CT scan the doctor comes into the room, "Well, I was expecting to see a healthy  scan, but...(I hold my breath) it came back abnormal." DUN DUN DUNN (insert ominous music here) "I've talked to the neurosurgeon at Emanuel and he's preparing for your arrival there."  

Turns out I had developed a cyst in my brain that was putting pressure on my brain stem....yikes 

Tune in for part II of the adventure! Coming soon!


  1. Oh my gosh Kendra! I hope you are ok!

  2. oh wow! that's the last thing that you want to hear i'm sure. i hope that all is well!

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