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Praising God After MRI

Friday, July 10, 2009



Thanks to all my sparkfriends who have been praying for me. I had my MRI today and the results were normal--no tumor, as was feared! God is so good to me!

That means that the constant symptoms I've had for 17 months is probably due to the Meniere's Disease. I have decided to go ahead with the endolymphatic-mastoid surgery, which is basically cutting through the sac in the inner ear that holds fluid and inserting a shunt to help it drain properly. Small risks that include facial paralysis and a change in hearing, but balanced by an 85% chance that it would be successful in reducing or eliminating the Meniere's episodes that happen now about once a week, or more if it rains.

My only other options are to stay on valium the rest of my life or a more serious nerve section surgery. The surgery I'm having is day surgery unless there are complications, and recovery at home for a week because most people have a lot of pain for several days.

After that heals, I will start on the vestibular rehabilitation exercises to help the benign positional vertigo. That should take 3-4 months to see some improvement. The balance function that I've already lost (39% on one side) is gone forever; there is no way to restore it, so I'll just have to learn to live with that.

I am absolutely convinced that God's hand was guiding me to this doctor and all will be well in His perfect time.

Thanks again for your prayers. May God richly bless every one of you.
Marlene
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  • DEBANNE1124
    I'm so happy that it's no tumoro or cancer. Praise God! is right!!!
    You will be blessed even more very soon. I am continuing to hold you in my prayers.
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    Debbie
    4366 days ago
  • CISSYNICHOLS
    Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow!!!!! emoticon
    4375 days ago
  • CASAGRANDMA
    Marlene,

    So thankful for no tumor. So thankful for a doctor with positive news and aid. So thankful for the hope and direction he has given you. God is definitely good! Bless you and may your surgery be a great success.

    emoticon emoticon Diana
    4385 days ago
  • KARLIEK
    I read this after I posted my other comment asking you if it was Meniere's they decided on.
    My heart is with you Marlene. Just because its not a tumor, it still doesn't mean its easy! But I'm sure thankful its not a tumor!!!
    I praise God too!!
    (I like you praise God poster!)
    Karlie
    4397 days ago
  • TERMITEMOM
    Marle I am SO HAPPY for you! What wonderful news! You do not say when you are having the surgery. You must all be so relieved. I am thinking of you. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.
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    4401 days ago
  • PEBBLES32165
    It is wonderful to know that God is a great God and takes cares of us. I am so thankful that you don't have tumor. I pray everything goes perfect for your surgery and rehab goes just as well. Take care my friend. God is watching over you and I am praying for you. If you need anything just ask.
    4402 days ago
  • PAULASTRAS
    Hi Marlene,
    What wonderful news....I came across your posting on spark page.
    It caught my eye....God is wonderful....He does answer prayers and sets us in the right direction.
    I wish you the best on your ear surgery.
    God Bless You,
    Take Care,

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    ((¸¸.•´ ....•´ hugs, Paula -:¦:-
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    4402 days ago
  • PEPPERLEAH
    Wonderful news! God is so good! I will keep you in my prayers!

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    Leah
    4402 days ago
  • JULSISGOOD
    Marlene, I am so glad, that you were able to get through the MRI, and that you don't have a tumor! Having the Meniere's is difficult, but manageable, so I'm so glad you are able to now take the next step and hopefully get more relief.
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    --Juls
    4402 days ago
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