“I think we need to check and see if it’s a pituitary tumor.”
That’s what my doctor said after receiving the results of a second blood test.
Almost two months ago, I went to see a new doctor in hopes of finding out what the heck is going on with my body. She gave me estrogen to see if that would kick my body back into gear and start my cycle, but it didn’t work. I’m still not getting periods. My prolactin level came back just outside of the normal range, so she wanted me to come back in about a month to retake that test. I had my blood drawn last Tuesday and got the results the next day.
My prolactin levels were much higher – now they were around 100 rather than just being on the high side of the normal range.
When she said it might be a tumor, there was a flash of shock, and I thought, “I shouldn’t be hearing this by myself! Someone should be here with me!”
I was in a bit of disbelief.
After everything. After all of the things I’ve gone through in 25 years, here is this. As I walked out of the hospital, I started to laugh a little. It wasn’t one of those moments when you inappropriately react to a situation because it’s too much to handle. I started to laugh a little because I can’t believe that satan is so dumb that he thinks this would work – that he thinks he could win.
And then I felt that familiar peace. I knew that no matter what happened, I would be okay. No matter what happened, God would continue to be faithful to me like He has been so many times before. I knew that He would use this for my good and His glory.
I’ll have an MRI in a month or so. The date isn’t set, yet, but whatever the outcome, I’ll be referred to the university hospital either for treatment or for further testing to figure out what’s going on. If it is a tumor, the type that produces prolactin isn’t usually dangerous and can be controlled with medication, but I am saying it is NOT a tumor!
I’m not worried about my body, and I’m not angry with God. I know that He is a healer, not one who creates chaos in my body. Maybe I am lacking trust in this area, but I’m disappointed with how much money we will be spending in doctor bills. We probably won’t meet our goal of paying off our student loans this year, unless there is a financial miracle, so please pray for our finances. MRIs are expensive, and I’m sure other tests will be, too.