Monday, July 13, 2009
So, on Thursday, Ben's mom was kind enough to take off work and help watch the kids. Ben, Ezra, and I headed out VERY early on Thursday morning to see the neurologist. He was great. He took a good page of notes on what I told him, making me think that he was actually listening!!! He asked questions, did an exam, and then ordered an MRI. They were able to get the insurance authorization and the appointment for the MRI that day. YEAH!! But, we had two hours to kill in Santa Barbara. Ben and I (and Baby!!) headed to State Street. We found an amazing little Cafe, where we enjoyed a wonderful breakfast. We had such a great time together. Then, on our way back for the MRI appointment, we passed by an open house and decided to check it out. That was good fun as well. Then on to the MRI, which (Long story short) showed a "left persistent artery", or a blood vessel that is pressing on the trigeminal nerve. Which is good. That ruled out the top two reasons a person of my age would have trigeminal neuralgia: MS, or a tumor. What does it mean? Well, there are many questions unanswered. It means we will have to take it one day at a time!! It means I really can't be nursing baby anymore. It means I can't be pregnant while on the medication. It means I am on the medication indefinitely. Beyond that, it just means that we trust God's grace to be sufficient for today, we REJOICE that I am not in pain anymore, and we rest in God's good plans for us!!! Yeah God!!