I The Crazy World of Post-brain Surgery

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    Slow Road of Recovery

    I planned a day of fun.  We were going to take full advantage of our YMCA metro-family membership.   I packed a picnic basket complete with drinks, snacks and sandwiches.  I ensured our preparedness for a fun day of swimming, play and exercise. Our family time was...
    ichooselife ichooselife
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Sep 25, 2009

    Post Surgery Maddness Cavernoma

    At age 15 I was told I had a brain tumor, it was not cancerous, but leaking or had leaked. I had a cavernous angioma, which was a tumor that was weak allowing blood to leak which then created scar tissue in my brain creating abnormal electricity. They could not tell much from the...
    fearfulbutterfly fearfulbutterfly
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2010

    3/30/11 Had Brain Surgery - Will My Brain/memory And Vision Come Back???

    On 1-03-2011 I was driving through an intersection and out of the blue a woman ran her red light and t-boned me. She was driving at a speed of approx. 55 mph. She hit me and my head hit the visor bracket and then went on to hit the windshield twice. As the car was spinning from...
    Juner Juner
    56-60, F
    4 Responses Jul 23, 2011

    Temporal Lobe Seizure Caused By Tumor

    about a 1 year ago me and my mother started to look for a diagnosis for my hard to describe seizures. all doctors we tried to talk to would not  believe us and so my problem got worse.  eventually since my mom is a volunteer firefighter and her chief is a paramedic we...
    AliciaCornell AliciaCornell
    2 Responses Aug 2, 2010

    My Brain Surgery Story...

    On Sunday, November 1, 2009 I woke up with a slightly heavy left arm and slightly clumsy fingers. I could still use and move them, but it just took a little extra effort. I had no pain, but something just wasn't right. After being up a few hours I decided to go take a...
    momma2miracles momma2miracles
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 12, 2010

    What Causes This?

    hi i had brain surgery 6-6-12 and 6-7-12. i havnt posted in a long time. well i am now 4 months post op. my big question is what causes me to have nightmares? i will explain after brain surgery i didnt dream it took weeks before i did and when i did, the dreams were strange...
    msandi23 msandi23
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2012

    Struggling With Pre- and Post-surgery Personalities

    You are going into surgery for a brain tumor, and everyone- families, friends, employers or soon-to-be former employers, doctors and in-laws- is compassionate and promises to make the transition smoother by helping with your children, and assist your wife around the house...
    anseafoleur anseafoleur
    8 Responses Mar 4, 2009

    Four Weeks Post Op.

     im 23 i wish this was just a bad dream. i had two tumors in my right frontal lobe. i wasnt scared when i was told i needed brain surgery. i didnt ask questions now i wish i did. i had surgery june 6th to remove them and than again the 7th because the dr's didnt get all of it...
    msandi23 msandi23
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jul 6, 2012

    My Surgery Made History.

    My brain surgery was actually not even that extensive or invasive (it was fixed by simply poking two holes in my brain's membrane). However, it was a first. There is a problem called hydrocephilus, this is actually a common brain problem where your brain does not drain properly...
    soabdelj soabdelj
    18-21, M
    1 Response May 24, 2010

    My name is Travis, I am 25

    and currently serving in the United States Air Force, as Security Forces, my world was turned completely upside down on January 3rd of 2014. I then was told that I had brain cancer sitting in that hospital bed at Henry Ford ER, is something that I will never forget. I was later...
    onezeldafreak onezeldafreak
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Aug 10, 2014

    09/98 Temporal Resection

    Yes for those of you who only recently underwent your surgeries, that is a date indicated in the title of this post.  The surgery was intended to determine whether surgery was a possibility for the removal of an epileptic focus with the removal of tumorous tissue at the same...
    eucharistia eucharistia
    46-50, M
    Mar 18, 2012

    Almost 7 Years Out

     January 2003 I part took in a 14 hour brain surgery which removed two parts of the right temporal lobe of my brain in an effort to correct a complex partial seizure disorder caused by a mesial temporal sclerosis.  In english.... They fixed Epilepsy caused by scar...
    RighteousGirl RighteousGirl
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Sep 25, 2009

    Getting Over Brain Surgery

      Almost two years ago now (April 18), I had brain surgery.  It is still hard to believe in some ways.  It all started in January of 2007 or at least my investigation into my symptoms started then.  For quite some time I was experiencing numbness in my...
    dimoe dimoe
    6 Responses Mar 30, 2009

    I Don't Remember

    "I don't remember." It's a statement that I use frequently, pretty much on a daily basis. Whether I am answering a question from my husband or one from myself.My head bounced around the inside of the car like a ping pong ball. The first was when the car made impact to mine, my...
    Juner Juner
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Jul 14, 2012

    Six Weeks Post Op

    hey just updating u all. so the 19th was my dr appt and all is good i can do whatever i want no limits. the headaches are bc of the fluid in my brain being off balance it happens alot. i got a prescription to help even it out if it gets worse ill have to get a tube in my head to...
    msandi23 msandi23
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 20, 2012

    There Is Life After Surgery

    OK in 2007 I had the news that no-one wants to hear (I had a brain tumour, craniotomy within a week and most of the tumour removed); last week I had the news we all want to hear, I had an out patient appointment with my neurosurgeon and my MRI scan has now been stable for three...
    mtbhc1582 mtbhc1582
    51-55, M
    1 Response May 4, 2011

    September 4th 2012 I survived brain surgery

    with a meningioma tumor the size of a small orange behind my right eye. It was benign and successfully removed. It left quite a long scar that took 46 staples to close. I am now left with four titanium plates screwed onto my skull and complex partial seizures. My left side of My...
    jamielove7777 jamielove7777
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 1, 2015

    Brain Bleed Blues

    My brain bleed, as some call it, came from an AVM(arteriovenous-malformation) which made me pass out and I did not expect to ever wake up again alive. Had an 8 hour operation to save my life, but then my family was still told that I would die or be brain dead. But I did wake up...
    anotheroad anotheroad
    2 Responses Oct 4, 2012

    The Unknown

    I was diagnosed with a meningioma December 11th 2011 after having a seizure Dec 1st. , and was scheduled for surgery Dec 19th.  I had a tumor that was 3 cent in size and my surgeon was able to remove approx 99% of the tumor.  I seem to have successfully come through the surgery...
    LindaCK LindaCK
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Jan 11, 2012

    Epilepsy & Covert Lobotomy /Brain Implant Experimentation

    Anyone survive Dr. Harold Joseph Hoffman's unauthorized covert lobotomies and/or brain implant experiments at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children? I ask this as to discover how many children who suffer epilepsy have been assaulted such as myself by Hoffman. Medical records and...
    TerryParkerJr TerryParkerJr
    51-55, M
    Mar 12, 2013

    Brain Surgery On Sept 10 2010

    An Update note about Me, My Surgery and Recovery by Rajathi Agnes Daniel on Friday, October 15, 2010 at 10:00pm Hello everyone   Thank you so much again for all your prayers, emails, wall posts,messages, cards, wishes, gifts and last but not the least, the love and...
    Rajathi Rajathi
    36-40, F
    Mar 4, 2011
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