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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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    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
    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!
    2942 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    Never believe what you read on the Internet wait for the doctor
    2943 days ago
    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
    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
    Jolly ranchers might help - they last a long time. Good luck at the doctor...
    2943 days ago
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