Knew I Was Not Right In The Head

Well I have something brand new in my life.  It seems that after having the worst headache I have ever had in my life.  Then a trip to the Emergency Room to try and get some relief.  Then having a CAT scan ran too.  It is discovered I have Arnold-Chiari Malformation.  I will be seeing my regular Doctor tomorrow to see about a referral to a neurosurgeon.  The next step after that will be surgery.

Artist's representation of a Chiari II malform...
Artist's representation of a Chiari II malformation showing the points of potential obstruction that yield different subtypes of hydrocephalus. With permission from Barrow Neurological Institute. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

That is brain surgery.  You know those words just sound scary as can be.  I am sure it will all turn out fine.  But you know when you think about it the whole thing seems quite surreal.  I do not know when the surgery will be or just where it will be at.  I have an idea as to where I want it done.  But that still all seems to be something that will be worked out.

I will let y'all know as I find out more.  This was just a way of letting it out and letting it sink in a lil more for me.


  1. Hey Kiddo! I'm so sorry to hear your news. My prayers will be constantly with you. I'm sorry I cannot be there with you at this time. I am attending church here in Arizona, so I will definitely be lifting you up in prayer. May God keep His hand upon you.

    Love ya bunches!

  2. Oh my lady. I hope you get this all resolved with ease.


  3. So is this like... there is an issue of fluids draining properly? I'm trying to understand the condition. Lady, you will be OK. I've had a couple brain surgeries and believe it or not, both surgeries were outpatient? I couldn't come to terms with that. But I turned out fine. I think.

  4. Well I am at the first step of getting things working. This is a malformation of my head that has to be corrected. Met with my doctor today and next is meeting with a neurosurgeon he is recommending for me to see.


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