Justina Quinones

First post: Feb 17, 2011 Latest post: Apr 7, 2016
Hello, my story is a bit funny, it all started on Wednesday, 2/9/11 i went to Lenscrafters to pick up my trial pair of contacts, Dr. O insisted on having my pupils dialated i said sure, he noticed my left eye had a swollen optic nerve, he referred me to a neurologist in Waterbury for the very next day, i cried on my boyfriends shoulder not because of the problem but becasue i would miss work (jaja) next day my awesome sister in-law Eve took the boring drive with me, she had to leave me there since we didnt know what time i would finish & she had to get her kids, after an all day of poking proding flashing & starving lol my love walks in with my lala around 4:30pm & put a smile on my face, & Dr Costini agrees with dr O (i could of told her that i saw the pictures, lol) she than gives me my options A. get an MRI on sat to rule out neurological issues, B. get a spinal tap after MRI and C. get meds to remedy whatever the the heck it is. So saturday with 3 valiums in hand (i am closterphobic) i head to my MRI. On monday 2/14/11 (Valentines Day) Dr. C calls me at work to inform me that A-C just got blown out the water, i actually have a TUMOR in my brain (happy valentines day to me) and that A. I have to see a Neuro Surgeon at the Cancer Center in New Haven and B. he will decide if it is operable or not than C. if not than i will need to start Radiation. So i hung up dialed my girl Mary's extension & in the hall way outside my office broke down, she grabbed me took me to my girl Ming who actually hug me & prayed over me. i wiped my face walked back to my desk & business as usual, i than emailed my supervisor Lori to let her know we needed to talk, i called my mommy than my boyfriend :( than went and told Lori. I than called my lil sis Naty & now I wait untill Friday 2/18/11 to decide the rest of my life. I have amazing family and friends, My 3 loving children are my life and my 2 oldest have just been amazing during all of this. I don't even think it has sunk in yet. All i keep saying is 'ALL THIS FOR DAMMED CONTACT LENSES' thank you DR. O. Well friday 2/18/11 the surgeons decided that they would rather take the chance with surgery than radiation everyday for 6 weeks, my surgery is set for 3/10/11 only question left is what color wig I should get and I hope they have green jello yummo. :-)

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