My name is Jade, I’m 21.
I’ve never used a site like this before so bare with me.
About 3 weeks ago I was sent to a radiology clinic for an MRI. The doctors were looking for a tumour. They didn’t find one; what they did find however, was a cluster of lesions in my brain. Tomorrow I am going to a neurologist who wants to further study my films and discover why these lesions are occurring. The options they have laid before me are unsettling. The best option is chronic migraines have damaged my brain. But even then I would have to take expensive medication for the rest of my life to prevent further damage. My family was very supportive when we thought I had a tumour, but now they don’t seem to understand how frightened I am.
Maybe I’m just not educated enough about brain lesions, but the term scares me. I need to speak with somebody who understands the panic I feel. A person who won’t tell me to get over it, because this feels important to me.