Appointments have come and gone with a lot of medical professionals: an ENT, Optometrist, Neurologist and Neuro-ophthalmologist! Few answers have been given. We actually know more about what’s NOT going on than what IS. The MRI readings confirm no growth on the pituitary gland, or tumor in her head, that might put pressure on her optic nerve, however hormones being secreted remain high and the pituitary gland is slightly enlarged.
It’s hard to know what to do next. We have been presented with options from more testing, a spinal tap, even regimented physical therapy for dizziness. Oh well, it’s only $$$- right??HELP. An Endocrinologist seems to be next on the list of specialists. There is a long wait however. No one seems in a hurry.Our daughter officially withdrew from college on “medical leave” in light of her on-going tests and appointments, dizziness and vision loss.
The eyesight loss remains a mystery. I keep asking God, “what’s the plan here?” I see new awareness in Sarah’s eyes, an understanding that doctors can only go on test results and past experience. Too many times there is no quick fix. She has discovered there are many people in this world waiting for appointments and answers just like she is.
Sometimes we have to stop doing regular life to take care of our health, but it doesn’t seem fair when you’re 22. I remind her God can and will use everything, we just have to wait and see –for what.
“We humans keep brainstorming options and plans, but GOD’s purpose prevails.” Proverbs 21
“For we are God’s masterpiece. Created anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things He planned for us to do, long ago.” Ephesians 2:10