Hi all, I am hoping that maybe someone can relieve some of the worrying that I have been experiencing since my last MRI's. I have been dealing with Nuerofibromas, Meningioma's and Nuero sheith Tumors on the nerves very close to my spine for several years. I found my new MRI results to be very disturbing, but the doctors don't seem to be that concerned. I know that things are again changing because of the symptoms I have been experiencing. Muscle spasms every couple of seconds, swelling at the base of my neck in the back along with the back of my shoulders. My gate has also changed. When I walk my left foot turns out. If I try to straighten it I am very un-balanced, a lot of pain in the leg and my leg feels that I have it inordinately turned to the right.
The new MRI's show four new tumors and the thecal sac and cord are flattened at C6-7, ventral cord is also flattened at C4-5, and C5-6 with synovial sheath fluid.
These are just some on the anomalies. The neurologist does not seem to be concerned and is taking her time performing test and such. Am I stressing for nothing? Things are changing rapidly and more strange symptoms seem to be appearing every day.
Thanks Joy, I don't have too much more information. I will know more late this week. I do know that the large nuerofibroma in my lumbar spine has caused nerve damage. I will need to see a neurosurgeon regarding surgery and a pain doctor to see if a pain block might work. I am trying to avoid surgery at all costs. The position of that tumor is going to make it almost impossible to remove without causing damage. So now it's the waiting game.
Thank you again for checking in with me that was so nice.
Thank you so much. I am afraid I am in a state that does not offer many options for medical care. I usually go out of state. That is not an option right now. Thank you again for your help. I do plan on getting a records review when all the test results are back. I will check out the web sites and see what I can learn.