Health update

November 23, 2008 Categories: Health | 6 Comments  

Thank you all for your prayers and concern. I saw the doctor on Friday, but didn’t get any answers. My ears looked fine, so that doesn’t seem to be the explanation for the dizziness or the headaches. I’m also experiencing some other symptoms that my doctor called “soft neurological symptoms,” and has ordered two tests to determine the cause. One, I will be having a CAT scan on my brain sometime soon – as soon as the insurance company forks over approval. Two, I will be doing a sleep study to see if I have sleep apnea, as lack of oxygen while sleeping can sometimes cause the symptoms I’m having.

If you’re the praying sort, I would appreciate your prayers. Pray not only that the doctors are able to find an answer, and that it’s nothing serious, but that God would grant me peace while I wait. One of my biggest fears, in fact the thing that brought on my anxiety problems during a health scare a couple years ago, is dying and leaving my children. I don’t fear death itself, but I fear leaving my children before they are grown. I’m trying not to completely freak out – and the doctor was kind enough to give me a refill on anxiety meds that I have taken in the past. So far, I haven’t had to take any except at night, when the “what-if” thoughts keep me from sleeping.

I’ll post a further update as soon as I know anything else.


  1. Sheila at Dodging Raindrops

    How scary for you!

    My hubby has had some dizziness this last week. It sounds simple and also strange but just getting a few chiropractic adjustments helped him a lot. His posture tends to be bad and we think that he just wasn’t getting enough blood flowing to the brain. I just wanted to throw that out there.

  2. This Little Piggy

    I am the praying sort. Consider them said. *Hugs-a-bunch*

  3. Carrie

    Praying sort here as well and prayers are being said ;) My hubby is on a machine for sleep apnea after having a mild heart attack a couple years ago at age 33. That scared me a lot. *hugs*

  4. sara l.

    I’m definitely the praying sort…I have seen the power of prayer firsthand, so I’ll continue to pray for relief, answers, and peace!

  5. M Light

    I’ll be praying that they find out what’s causing the dizziness and about the anxiety.

    I had problems with dizziness (particularly while driving) a few years ago and had various tests. It turned out to be a muscle tension thing – the muscles in my neck would be so tight that they would either give me a tension headache or make me very dizzy. This still occasionally happens when I get stressed out.


  6. carrie

    Sheila – thanks for the suggestion!

    Lisa and Sara – thanks for praying.

    Carrie – how long did it take your hubby to get used to the machine?

    Moomin – he did look at my muscles and knead them to check for tension, and didn’t seem to find anything concerning. I’m trying to keep from being stressed, though, cause it makes my anxiety worse, which makes everything worse!