Saturday morning – Annie kindly drove me to the JR but this time came in with me. We were there for nearly 9 hours (similar to yesterday) but it was worth the effort. Once more I was examined and tested, had a cannula fitted, and this time an MRI scan. My goodness, that wasn’t very nice. 1 hour and 15 minutes in an iron maiden-like device that also sounded like Iron Maiden on a bad day.
After quite some time, the doctor confirmed that I have what looks like a tumour associated with the meninges (a meninogioma). It’s pressing on my spinal cord and artery, but not growing into either. These tumours are 99% benign and slow growing. Seems like I’ve had it for some while (years?).
Due to the tumour, they won’t treat the dizziness (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo or BPPV) in case the treatment aggravates it. That means I have to put up with it for a while (weeks / months).
I now await the report from a multi-disciplinary panel at the JR (neurosurgeons, radiologists etc).