The Good News:
While I have a 1 cm cyst on my thyroid, my blood work is normal. The ENT wants me to get it checked in 6 month just to keep an eye on it, but he says it's nothing to be concerned about.
Not much changed from my MRI in October 2015 to my MRI in May 2016. While I have some shotty lymph nodes and degenerated discs, "no significant cervical pathology" was identified.
The Frustrating News:
Not much changed from my MRI in October 2015 to my MRI in May 2016 so we still can't pinpoint what is causing my ear and head pain, which, yes, has gotten worse in the past month.
But, although the radiologist didn't deem it as "significant", he did find levoscoliosis of the thoracic spine and an area of different bone density which "could be" a benign bone tumor of some sort (which apparently were both present on my last MRI but weren't noted). I am currently tracking down all the images (MRIs, CTs, X-rays...) I have gotten of my spine in the past 6 years (which is surprisingly a lot) to determine when this bone density change occurred, if it's what's causing the scoliosis or if I've always had scoliosis but no one told me, and try to determine if its what's causing my problems. Without seeing the other images yet my primary doc says no, the chiro and ENT say maybe, and I still need to talk to the neurologist.
Basically, I'm frustrated and my head hurts every day. It's not pleasant. I can't wait for my vacation in July...
I am a biologist and my life is crap!