posted on Oct, 4 2013 @ 04:18 AM
I wasn't going to write this thread until Monday, but the steroids the doc has put me on, have left me feeling a little charged up, so might as well
start it now and keep you posted as things pan out.
Some of you may know I have brain tumour, and that last year it came back. At the time it was deemed too dangerous to operate, so I was put on chemo,
that did a pretty good job and gave me over 12 months of feeling pretty well and active.
However a couple of weeks ago, I suffered a pretty big seizure, that I instantly knew was the tumour coming back. I managed to get an emergency MRI
scan, which confirmed my fears.
After looking at the scans the surgeon thinks he can get a good go at it. Something out of the question a year ago. So on Monday I go to see the
surgeon to decide whether or not to go ahead with the surgery. If I go ahead it will be my 3rd craniotomy in 11 years. The 1st was almost 11 years to
the week. The 2nd was was in 2007. I was a lot younger and fitter back then, but I'm still generally young and fit, with good neurological
functions. However, I am a little more concerned this time as the operation could effect my speech and motor functions. I will know more on Monday.
If I decide against the surgery, I will go back onto chemo and probably won't be around for much longer.
I'm managing to take things in my stride. I'm going to need to ask the surgeon a whole load of questions and see what his opinion is and how
confident he is. He did tell my oncology nurse that he thinks he might be able to get most if not all of it. You can never get all, but near enough.
I Decided there's no point crapping myself for the next few days worrying, seems pointless at this stage. I've also gotten used to this whole
process by now, I'm also given the false confidence the prescribed steroids bring lol. Monday is d day really, so can't really give any more
information at the moment, but will update on Monday. I think I'm going to risk surgery again at the moment, which would take place in the next 2