MRI Results

The dreaded MRI test results.  It has been three years since my last MRI and was very curious to see if there was any change.  The last one I had showed that my left hippocampus had reduced by 80% and there was a large lesion on my right hippocampus. There was also tissue loss in the right temporal lobe.  At that time they also did a PET exam so they could light up my brain and see what is working.  It confirmed the earlier results, and that I would have difficulty with memory both long and short term.  I also have difficulty with speech, language, and some cognitive functions.

The exciting news this time is my brain has not lost any more mass.  For the past three years, I have only taken CBD & THC to control my epilepsy.  As I stated before I am unable to take any seizure medication.  What is optimistic for me at least is that there has been no change.  No change means maybe the CBD is working.  I have read several medical articles regarding this.  By no means is this a cure.  For myself and my type of epilepsy, it works for me. I still have seizures but they do not last as long.  The postictal phase is not as long either.

The one question that I get asked the most is “How do you stay so positive?”.  I try my best to keep a positive outlook.  Laying in bed crying for days still, happens.  I think it is good to get it all out sometimes.  Then I pick myself up and continue on.  Finding a purpose in life has helped me the most.  I love advocating for patients rights with CFAMM.fca4f293596def5139e83ee13c7910c7.jpg

My hope for the future is my next MRI is going to show tissue growth!  Then we will be making medical history with a plant!

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