Update

Jun. 16th, 2016 12:05 am
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Well, I don’t know if anyone remembers a little bit ago I made a post talking about the discovery of a cyst on my pineal gland. I was having MRI’s done to see if it was something I needed to remove. I just had my 6 month follow up MRI and it was noted it has grown more. I am almost at 2 centimeters and that is the cut off point for cysts because it will start causing symptoms related to the eye. The cyst is close to blocking a tube that allows fluids for the eye to flow. Pineal cysts are actually very common however large ones like I have are not as common and are often removed. My neurologist said I have a lot of extra room around in there which is likely why I haven’t developed symptoms yet but he referred me to a neurosurgeon for USF anyway because he is certain I am going to need it removed. The consultation is on the 18th of July and I (hopefully) expect the surgery will follow soon because I don’t want it to effect my school schedule. I imagine I’ll be in the hospital for a week and recovery should be about a month.

Thankfully they don’t do a craniotomy anymore. They remove a small portion of skull near the back of the neck and remove it by popping it, sucking out the pus and then removing the skin. The pineal gland is located in the middle of the brain near the back if anyone is curious. I am hoping this will lesson the migraines I have been having as I have been burdened with them since childhood. I have read a lot of stories from others who have had theirs removed as well and they said that it helped so that is really the number one reason I am ready for the surgery. I will update you all on any further progress.
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