Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bad News

Last night we got some bad news and I'm just beside myself.

About a month ago my sister was joking with my mom and told my mom that her entire left side had been going numb and she had even blacked out a few times on her way home from work. Obviously, my mom didn't think this was funny and immediately sent her to the doctor (by sent, I mean begged her to go... my sister is 21). She went to her regular doctor and had a normal blood workup done... fine. They sent her to an opthamologist... her eyes checked out just fine. They sent her for a more extensive blood workup... came back fine. Finally, her doctor decided that she needed to go for an MRI. One of those ones where you have the first MRI, then you drink some dye and you have the same MRI again. In the meantime of all these tests, she's had a few more episodes, but if you knew my sister, you would know she makes a joke out of everything and worries about nothing. (I obviously got the drama genes in our family!)

My sister got the tests back last night. A nurse called her and told her the news. At work. Without being able to answer any questions.

My sister has cysts on her brain. Unfortunately, we aren't sure what that entails because the freakin' nurse called, not the doctor. And... they told her over the phone. My sister is devastated and has to wait until next Friday to speak with a neurologist. That's a long time for this to be weighing on her. My sister has been through so much in her life, and I can't imagine how she is taking this news. I am in desperate need of some prayers here. I love my sister and I hope these are treatable cysts. Preferably the type that can shrink with medicine. (Wishful thinking, I know...)








6 comments:

Connie Weiss said...

Oh my goodness. That is horrible and so scary! I'm praying for her...

Mama Reg said...

i am so sorry tricia...

my heart is breaking too...i am praying for tina and all of you...

Kara said...

I will be praying for her!!!!

Grand Pooba said...

Oh my gosh! That's horrible news, I can't believe the doctor didn't call her! Sending prayers your way!

renee said...

oh God Tricia! i am so sorry i haven't been on here since you wrote this. i am here for you, if you ever need to talk about it. i will be praying for your sister and your whole family. i really hope there is some good news that comes out of her next appt. she needs some hope right now. keep us posted. {{{hugs}}}

andrea said...

((hugs)) i will keep you all in my prayers.