Monthly Archives: June 2014

MRI results – Great news!

Thank you for all the phone calls, messages, and most of all prayers!  I am blessed to have such wonderful people surrounding me!

Good news…..they verified the tumor is benign. Its called a focal nodular hyperplasia.  It’s the second most common type of liver tumor and in most cases, no treatment is required!! 

What a relief!  And most of all, thank you for the prayers, good thoughts and positive energy!



Kidney Ultrasound Results

Had a bit of a rough day yesterday after hearing the results of the kidney ultrasound. 

The good news is my kidneys looked normal!

Fortunately, or maybe unfortunately, they did find a tumor on my liver.  I have an MRI scheduled for Monday to verify what it is. 

Hoping and praying for results that its just a hemangioma (noncancerous growth that forms due to an abnormal collection of blood vessels).


Making progress with Urologist!

WARNING:  I say pee and urine alot (just in case you are eating or drinking when you are about to read this)

I met with an Urologist yesterday and after completing a cysto (where they put a scope into your bladder to look inside) the Urologist confirmed I do not, in fact, have IC.  Best news I’ve heard all day!  Thank goodness I didn’t take the medicine and complete the bladder installations as prescribed back in November!  Lesson:  follow your instincts!

Also, after she reviewed the records from my bladder surgery (remember back in May 2012….yes it was several posts ago), she indicated the hole (which the records indicated it was a rupture of a diverticulum (basically an outpouching of the bladder)) could have been caused by 1. Dysfunctional voiding (I’m not peeing properly) or 2. Chronic Holding of urine (I’m not going often enough) or 3. Endometriosis.  The Urologist indicated I was much to young to have a diverticulum on my bladder so that is very suspect (hence the reason for the cysto).  From the cysto, she could tell my bladder is very strong, healthy and very large (maybe the reason for chronic holding). Good news alert:   The cysto also showed no sign of IC, no sign of endometriosis on the bladder (double Yippee) and no diverticulitis (triple Yippee)!

However, (there’s always a “but”), she does suspect my long history of bladder infections and UTIs may have caused me to hold my urine to long which in turn could cause diverticulitis (or vice versa – holding urine to long causes UTIs and bladder infections- but that’s the old age question of what came first, the chicken or the egg!!)  She prescribed an oral antibiotic for 90 days to see if the medicine would help my symptoms, ordered me to pee at least every three hours, ordered a kidney ultrasound and finally come back in 90 days to see how the medicine is working!

Finally, the reason for the kidney ultrasound is to review why I have proteins in my urine (that should never happen I guess) and to ensure the kidneys are functioning properly.  Baby steps… but at least we are eliminating (or solving) one more theory! 

Kidney Ultrasound scheduled for June 10th (today)! 


Food Allergy Testing

Well, who knew?  Found out I have an immediate onset reaction (IGE allergy) to almonds, egg yolks, peanuts and blueberries!  Seriously?  Who’s allergic to blueberries?  I am, I am!   Now that I know this, I can make adjustments to my food list (its getting shortly yet)!  

Since going gluten free, the primary substitute is almonds.  Are you thinking the same thing I am?  Ok, probably not, but wanted to throw it out there!  I’ve been eating almond butter, almond milk, almond flour and trial mix with almonds so this could be a good thing to eliminate from my already limited diet!  Yippee!

The testing was limited to 18 of 87 foods so am planning a more extensive test soon!  My Chiropractor said this could be a cause to a few of my increasing health issues! 

More to come…