Dura Fistula location….

Okay, took me a little reading to refresh my memory… these headaches are taking a toll on my thought process… so for those who get dementia… I feel for you….

The location of the suspected fistula and I say that, because they have not confirmed it… but lets just let me… the person living it tell you, it is there… and boy howdy is it having fun at my expense…

The location is on the right side of my head, just above or by the ear… that is the location of the right lobe and the place I found a dent in my skull this year… hubby felt it too…. and they think the fistula is located in the superolateral right temporal lobe…

and I can tell them without the scan being done… it is there and has been since at least 1969, maybe as early as 1962… and I can say that because of one specific symptom that all the doctors I have seen have dismissed…

For those who do not know the location of the carotid artery… it is in the right side of your neck… the go to place those of us with EMS training go for, when looking for a pulse on a patient…

Well that little artery has caused me pain and in fact at this very moment it is telling me it is there… and the pain is like this… it starts at the artery and most of the time when it does it, it is as if someone took a red-hot poker and just shoved it into the artery and up the side of my head… that happened night before last and yesterday morning… and the pain in the artery right now is a tight feeling with some sharp jabs…

The first time it happened, I thought I had turned my neck wrong… when it happened again and again… I was in the military and every doctor dismissed the symptom… EVERY DOCTOR!!!!

When I got in the VA system… Every symptom I told them, they took and put their spin on them instead of listening to me… and the list of things they said was wrong… just showed how stupid and wrong they were and this MRI this week proves exactly that….

I learned in the military a technique called Bio-feed back… much like deep meditation… and because of that one tool… I have not developed high blood pressure, which would have complicated these symptoms… 

Just by taking the attitude I have and not allowing my family, friends or kids or grandkids… put stress in my life… and quitting drinking and smoking cigs… all those factors… have kept me alive and guess what… zero help from the VA on any of these lifestyle changes… in fact their recommendations would have caused more harm and likely death…

Morale of this little rant… trust yourself… listen to your body and if you really want to get better… let go of the bad habits you were never born with and work on the ones you want for a better life… be it depression or addiction or mental illness and PTSD… Every choice you make and own… will help you get something out of life… that you were wanting…

Living…

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I Remember… Margie…