My art opening last week was great! Unfortunately, I was not well for about a week and a half before it with what I thought was a sinus infection, and I’m still not. Besides the ongoing headaches, I had some “visual disturbances” the night before the opening. Then the morning of the opening, my head hurt so badly, I thought I probably should go to the emergency room. But of course I didn’t because I was afraid they would keep me, and I’d miss the opening. And there was no way I was going to miss it. Luckily I was okay for the opening, and was ecstatic with the turnout.
But, things went downhill from there. I slept the entire weekend, and Sunday morning, I noticed one pupil was twice the size of the other. So I went to the doctor on Monday. And long story not so short, I had to go to the hospital to have a head CT done. Along with all of the symptoms I had, my blood pressure was also very high, which is unusual for me. Everything pointed to a big red flag. The head CT was to be sure nothing serious was happening to me.
The results showed that I do indeed have a sinus infection. But they also showed I have an arachnoid cyst on my brain that is 4.2cm x 2.3cm. Scary. It could be why I suffer so much from headaches. I always thought the headaches were migraines or from my neck problems, but they could be from the cyst on my brain. I also have some other ongoing symptoms that I never thought too much about because I always thought there was one reason or another for them.
To add insult to injury, the antibiotics I was taking this week for my sinus infection weren’t working! Hopefully the new one I’ve started taking will. Today I wasn’t feeling that great. I’m pretty scared by all of this, and I’m also frustrated because I’m getting more behind in my work, and have a lot of things I need & want to do. So I decided it would be good to work in my journal about this.
I have an appointment with a neurologist mid-February. So I’ll find out more then. But, if my cyst needs to be treated, that means brain surgery, which needless to say, is scary.