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Thu, Nov. 20th, 2008, 12:41 am
toki_wartooth: Help.

Brain tumor scare. I don't even know if I need to decribe anything else. I can say that I feel like part of my head is bigger than another part. I'm aware our bodies are assymmetrical, but ugh, I swear this one ... spot on the back of my head is bigger than the corresponding area on the left side. It's between that "dip" or "curve" in the back and my right area; that area feels more raised than it should be, especially compared to the left side. I've had this worry before, and I've had it for a while...so I guess people would say I can't possibly have it because I haven't exhibited any new or worse symptoms, but I don't know...

Sometimes my memory isn't up to par, and I seem to make more errors in typing and writing these days. Occasionally I also get blips in my reading. Today I noticed I kept losing balance, mostly confined to my left side/leg/foot. It's scaring me because, well, if it's the right side of the brain, obviously it'd be causing issues to the left side of the body. (Then again, I recently noticed my right arm wasn't doing so well, and that my left was doing better?)

Ugh, I don't know. Now that I have health insurance, I'm tempted to go make an appointment with some doctor...to make my primary physician and get a full check-out done. I haven't had one in years and years, and although I have to pay the deductibles, which rapes my paychecks (seriously—I only work part-time, being a college student, and pay's only $8.50/hr before deductions are all taken out), it might be worth the peace of mind. I've had my boyfriend feel around on my head, and he tells me my head feels normal. I've also done plenty of self checks, and sometimes that spot does feel bigger, but sometimes it doesn't?

Uuuuuuuuuuugh. I feel so fljasljfs;aljsdlj ask sjl. I hate this. It's freaking me out. It's causing me much more stress than I need.