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  • elfprincess has replied to a post on the message board

    I am sorry to hear about your husband's diagnosis.  I want to pass a long something that I read about here on this message board.  It is something that I wish I would have known about 9 months ago when I got my diagnosis.  It is a book called "Navigating Life with a Brain Tumor"  it is available through amazon.com or B&N.com.  It answered a lot of questions and gave some very helpful info...

    June 03 at 3:36 AM view post
    • elfprincess has replied to a post on the message board

      I go to Mayo in Rochester for my brain tumor and I have been happy with my doctors.  My problem is that there are some office staff in the neuro department that couldn't care less.   I also have to disagree with your statement about "if you have money you can get anything, and you can be cured of this dreaded 'c word'.  Otherwise, you're a nothing to them, and they would prefer you just 'go away'". &n...

      June 03 at 3:19 AM view post
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        I did end up going to an estate lawyer as well.  at the time it was the one thing that I could control and I needed that.  I signed the papers on the will, living will, health care initiative and my dnr on 12/31/12, what a way to start a new year.  I just want to make sure that certain people get certain things and I know my parents will make sure that happens but some of the things are going to go to ...

        March 30, 2013 view post
        • elfprincess has replied to a post on the message board

          I agree with RobinMB.  remeber things that you are thankful for and laughter helps a lot.  Maybe it's because I'm an odd ball, or perhaps its the fact that the last 3 years have been really crappy but when I was diagnosed 6 months ago I was just completely stunned.  expecting one thing to be told you have a brain tumor is like a mac truck running over you.  I mean how are you supposed to resp...

          March 11, 2013 view post
          • elfprincess has replied to a post on the message board

            When I was diagnosed with a brain tumor 6 months ago my NO and both Neurosurgeons I talked to said that my "episodes" as we call them were partial seizures which consisted of numbness and tingling on just the right side of my body.  I was given a low dose of Keppra twice a day.  The last few months I have noticed more "episodes" of numbness or just tingling that lasts for about 30 seconds to a few minutes, ...

            March 01, 2013 view post
            • elfprincess has replied to a post on the message board

              I am sorry that nobody told you what was going on.  I understand how you feel in a way.  I was told my diagnosis (low grade glioma-no biopsy as of yet- 6 month anniversary of diagnosis in a few week) over the phone.  I got a second opinion with the number 2 neuro hospital in the nation.  They have worked wonders at making me feel better.  I have more problems with the doctors back in my ...

              February 22, 2013 view post
              • elfprincess has replied to a post on the message board

                That is so funny because after a month of my diagnosis I said the same thing! (after I lost 15 pounds from stress and anxiety)  "you want to lose weight?  Just get a diagnosis of a brain tumor!!!  you won't be able to eat for months"    Humor you have to use it some how... and it is best to get rid of the anxiety that way!

                February 11, 2013 view post
                • elfprincess has replied to a post on the message board

                  was just wondering if you ever got into a neurologist and found out what they think the pain is and if you got an MRI.

                  February 03, 2013 view post
                  • elfprincess has replied to a post on the message board

                    I hate the run around!  The reason i had the CT scan immediately was because strokes run in our family, my sister had one at age 27.  All the tests I had BEFORE the MRI were tests for signs of TIAs.  The MRI was the deciding factor.  I was also under the impression that when you were given bad news like that they called and set up an appointment and told you face to face.  I got my news by a ...

                    December 20, 2012 view post
                    • elfprincess has replied to a post on the message board

                      Mine was when the right half of my body went numb, nothing showed on CT scan so GP told me to go to the ER next time it happens.  ER doc said anxiety attack and given xanax. I convinced my GP to send me to a neurologist, who thought it was a TIA or a Migraine Variant.  After after 3 months of what turned out to be partial seizures the neurologist diagnosed me with a brain tumor after an MRI

                      December 19, 2012 view post
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