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Worried about my brain!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

So many of you know I had viral menegitus back at the end of January beginning of February. After it I was numb on the left side of my skull. Other than the headaches while I had menegitus I did not let it stop me from exercising. I continued though it was things like walk aerobics nothing tough. I numbness went away but I started tasting and smelling gasoline yesterday and again today. I googled it and it could be a sign of a few things. Frontal lobe damage, a tumor, dementia, etc. None of which are promising. I have an appointment with the doctor on Friday to follow up and get a referral for some testing. To be honest I am scared. I have had menegitus 6 times now (averaging every 3 to 5 years now) and this time my brain does not seem to be bouncing back like it normally does. I worry that in another few years I may not bounce back at all when it hits me again. So many things have been running through my head and I know it is me over worrying about it.

Sadly because of the taste in my mouth I have been snacking to make it go away. It does while I have the taste of food in my mouth but as soon as it is gone the gas taste comes back. I just ordered me some refresh mint tea from starbucks because it is really strong and maybe it can kill the taste for a while. The doctor cant see me until Friday so I am going to try and drink lots of tea between then and now so I am not putting away junk food.

On a good note I did what I said I was going to do. I ran all out this morning. I did manage to go at 5 MPH though only for one minute at a time but I did do it 5 times in addition to my normal 4 - 4.5 MPH for 38 minutes. I also did 30 minutes of circuit training. I am determined to lose some more inches by Easter in 11 days. I feel so great after a workout so hopefully if there is a problem with my brain they can fix me up while I stay focused and on track. I really want to lose this weight and keep it off.
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  • SISSYFEB48
    Hoping the trip to the doctor will help resolve some of this for you. Hang in there, your are really doing all the right things. emoticon
    2940 days ago
  • LADYCALICO
    Wishing and praying that everything turns out all right for you. You aren't just doing amazing all things considered, you are just plain amazing!
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    2942 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    Never believe what you read on the Internet wait for the doctor
    2943 days ago
  • JEANUT
    I hope the Dr can find out whats wrong and it turns out something easy to fix.
    I know sometimes medications can do that.
    Prayers still going out for you sweetie.
    2943 days ago
  • ROCKRUNNER404
    emoticon and hope everything turns out ok. I didn't realize you had been dealing with meningitis--sincerest thoughts and prayers.

    That tea sounds really good! Great job in having a stress eating management plan emoticon
    2943 days ago
  • OJ_2_OK
    Wow you are awesome!!! The things you have accomplished with this disease is great. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Let's remain positive! I hope the tea works in the meanwhile.
    2943 days ago
  • COWGRLKT
    Jolly ranchers might help - they last a long time. Good luck at the doctor...
    2943 days ago
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