Because we (my docs and I) think I may have a slight cold, or whatever other nasty viruses are going around my school, I will wait until Monday to have my glucose tolerance test done. In a way, I’m relieved. In another way, this just makes it more time before we know something.
I spoke directly with the doctor this morning. She said the glucose tolerance test was non-negotiable but to take someone with me this time. Last time was AWFUL! They need to measure how the IGF-1 hormone responds to the shock of glucose. If it doesn’t drop, then there is a chance I have a pituitary tumor. If it’s there, it’s possible it was there when I had my last MRI (roughly 2 yrs ago) but was so small it got missed. Being a patient safety person, this just reinforces my 3 people reading an MRI idea. The more educated eyes it passes through the better the chance something doesn’t get missed!
Regardless, it’s hard to concentrate on getting out the door and working (which I need to leave soon and still have a TON to do) with the word “tumor” floating in your mind. I just want to crawl back into bed and rewind life.