posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 04:57 AM
Having personally gone through brain cancer and surgery at 17 years old, and now currently at 31 years old going through the process of being told I
had a possible tumor coming back a year ago then being prescribed various anticonvulsants since then - from keppra, to dilantin, to lamictal, and now
zonisamide - because of all the various side effects of each one I've had to deal with, I can respect this guy 100%. I've also gone through several
different doctors over the last year or so, from the first Neurologist telling me it looked like I had a growth coming back and he wanted to "give me
a bad haircut" and take a sample - which I refused, because of the traumatic experience I had to deal with at 17, to my family doctor telling me I
probably just "blew a fuse" from staying up all night long and drinking too much caffeine (which I quit cold turkey, but will admit I've had very
small amounts here and there over the months), and now my current Neurologist agreeing with me that it just looks like scar tissue from the past. I
never had any problems at all from the age of 17 (after my surgery) for a good 12 or 13 years.
I have done plenty of my own research, not only on cancer itself and the brain, but also on all of the damn medicines they've had me on. Because of
this whole process, I cannot drive or work and am currently on disability, living at home with my parents, and doing my best to get by on 500 bucks a
month - to say the least, I'm bored "out of my mind". I have tried my best to improve my diet and have cut back on sugar BIG TIME, but I have also
managed to gain 20 lbs in the last couple months - which in my case is actually a good thing.
The part that pisses me off the most about all of this is the fact that I've never had as many seizures in my entire life as I have had over this last
year and a half - ever since I've been on these so-called "anticonvulsants", and I cannot simply stop taking them - I've tried, I made it 2 days.
Luckily I haven't lost complete control over myself, and my doctors are now telling me I should be able to drive again soon.
Wish me luck.
I think above anything else the real "cure" comes from within, if you give up on yourself, the cancer (or whatever else) wins. I refuse to give up
until its my time, and I still have a lot of things I want to do while I'm around. I'm bringing this up because after having a long conversation with
my uncle not too long ago he told me about how my grandfather (his dad) died from cancer. He was a hard working coalminer, and when the doctors told
him he had cancer, he simply "gave up", and died within a week or two. Pretty insane stuff.
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