It took a few months before I learned the art of head scanning techniques so I won’t bump into things when I travel on my own. Eight months after I was discharged, I was already doing home-based transcription work for a colleague. By January 2005, full-time work found me again. I was recommended by a former supervisor to her former boss to head the Medical Transcription Department of a newly formed company. I readily accepted the offer because I was going to work with friends and former officemates and I was raring to gain some sense of normalcy in my life. By April 2007, I was asked by another former colleague to head his BPO company of online writing tutors, the job I’m still doing to this day.
I got pregnant in October 2005. This was rather unexpected as I have not been able to conceive in the nine years that my husband and I have been married. I later found out that this, too, had something to do with the removal of the tumor. The tumor suppressed my fertility, so to speak. Because of my pregnancy, I had to stop the medication I was taking for the tumor for nine months. This caused the tumor to grow in size again (2.2 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm).
This was when I decided I needed help from above. My husband accompanied me to the Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry in Novaliches, Quezon City to seek Sister Raquel Reodica, a renowned cancer healer. I think we went there twice or thrice, and I was privileged to have been touched by Sister Raquel a few days before my next MRI was due. True enough, my tumor was reduced to half its original size when my MRI results were handed to me. The size of the tumor was now down to (1.0 x 0.9 x 1.0 cm.)
On January 31, 2008, my 36th birthday, Father Fernando Suarez happened to be officiating a mass and conducting a healing session beside the Mandaluyong City Hall, a few blocks away from my office. I stayed for the duration of the mass and participated in the general healing. At that time, I believed with all my heart that I was healed. And God was really good! My MRI results for that year revealed an empty sella turcica, meaning there was no more tumor in my pituitary gland. This was my biggest miracle!
My MRI for 2009, however, revealed a small growth in my sella turcica again. Up until December 2007, my prolactin results were normal. Only when my medication was reduced to ½ tablet 4x a day did my prolactin level go up again. My endocrinologist and neurosurgeon told me not to worry as my medication can suppress a tumor this size. I’m looking forward to another miracle.
To be continued…