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Brain Tumor

Brain is one of the largest and complex organs in the human body and weighs about 1.3 Kgs. Neurons and glial cells are the basic units that make up the brain. There are about 40 billion nerve cells, known as neurons, in the brain. Brain controls our body, receives, analyzes and stores...Read More

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what if the brain tumor is not yet malignant?is it still possible to the above mention can happen to the person who undergo brain tumor operation?
Replied on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 7:20 PM

hi im 17 now and i had a brain tumor removed at the age of two.. i constantly get headaches and migranes which i understand, you cant have brain sugury without a few downers! But i am also tired all of the time, i often get weak legs and have black outs, my memory is often poor however im not struggling at school.. do you think this is to do with the tumor or not? Im not sure if i want to talk with my parents abaout it yet, because i dont want them to worry. id be really gratefull if you could reply.. Thanks, Kate x
Replied on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 7:33 AM

Katie, I am not sure if you have got an answer yet but you should tell your parents and get yourself checked out. Living with a brain tumor is not easy and you should take good care of yourself so if you haven't been to the doctor yet I suggest that you go there to get examined - it is always better to be on the safe side. All the luck for you!
Replied on Monday, June 20, 2011 12:40 PM

Please DO tell your parents. Worrying is a parents job! no matter if you are healthy or ill. They might have the answers you are looking for since they were there when you the first operation, Im sure they were told of signs to look for. If they dont know they answers Im sure they will help you get them. PLEASE PLEASE talk to them. best of luck.
Replied on Friday, April 15, 2011 9:13 AM
Hi everyone, I am 40 years old. I had a brain tumor [meningeom] removed from the left side (front) of my head three years ago. It took me some time to recover from the common side effects after surgery. I was happy and everyone rejoice with me on my improvement. My physical appearance looks o.k but I suffer inside and some people hardly believe me. Sometimes they feel I am lazy. I still experience tiredness, imbalance (weak legs)and headache. I am a single mother of two children. Presently, I am not working because I cannot see myself coping with the care of the kids and work. I have done series of neurological tests incl. MRT and CT. Everything is normal. My doc. says my feelings are psychological.I am confused. Is he right? What do I do to overcome these? Please advise me.
Replied on Friday, August 5, 2011 7:56 AM
I feel for you here! I had two falx meningiomas removed last September. I had no idea what to expect from surgery or the recovery process. Overall from what I have come to understand my recovery has been good. Post surgery I still tire easily, my strength although improving is far short of what it used to be, I have constant weakness and what I believe is "spasticity" in my right side and I still occasionally struggle to find the right words even when I know what I want to say. In spite of all this I continually hear "you look so good"!! If you are feeling the same things as I it is definitely not psychological! I only wish I knew what to suggest you do to overcome these deficits. I had an appointment with a neuropsychiatrist a couple of months ago and he suggested seeing a physiatrist, however, I haven't been able to find one around here and unless it is covered by provincial health I couldn't afford it anyways. Wishing you well.
Replied on Sunday, August 7, 2011 8:43 PM
Oh my its good to connect with others with some of the same thjings my 16 yr old has experiences!!!! he has had so many things happen and i have shaked my head ans said is it because of the tumor or surgery the Dr say these things that are happening could have happened with or without the tumor...but i say differant i think its because of the surgery...may not be necessarly the tumor but because of the surgery and with what you have to do to remove the tumor...he is tired all the time and weakens easily to - please i want to keep talking and find out more please inform me of more my son has other things going on and there is little to no help out here.....
Replied on Friday, December 9, 2011 11:27 AM

i also had a meninginoma on the left frontal side of my brain. that was removed 12 months ago. i also had heart surgery two years ago to have two holes in my heart closed .after the brain surgery it took me some time to recover.i suffer from headaches, that now also make me naucious, and yes sometimes i do vomit. i feel tired alot. my short term memory is not great. i can hide it by writing things down. i get dizzy and lightheaded and at times feel like i am going to pass out. i get weakness and numbness in my right leg. i dont know what to do, i am at my wits end with it all.
Replied on Monday, May 27, 2013 9:54 PM
my son had a non-cancer tumor [the best boat to be in] but he had the worst recovery from the surgery- he was left handed and had to become right handed he went to a infant sage after the surgery and i had to help him recover doing everything for him, he had lots of balance issues but no speach problems (gratefully)- he couldnt go up-down stairs and had 3 months of bed recovery and 3 months physical theraly for walking again. no-one really really understands what we went through and he seems to be good outside but other things have happened since the surgery....he is tired allt he time and i cant figure this out he si just 18 and goes to bed early and wakes up at a decent hour...he has not had a seziure but he has tremours (when it happens he looks like a parkensions*(sp?) patient -his head shakes uncontrolably) his personality is just off and not like he use to be uncontrolable anger sometimes....and sometimes he is normal...diferant days bring diferant things is seems and i dont know what to make of this. i feel for him cause i know this has actually taken a few years off of his life and he is playing catch-up with time but i am having a hard time finding any research on this type of tumor because its not life threatning but its serious to us....dealing with all the aftermath and finding others going through the same things has been hard. The only people i have talked to that can relate are people that say they know someone who has had a stroke....glad you guys are here you've helped me a lot! God Bless!!
Replied on Friday, December 9, 2011 12:00 PM

hi my name is jeff and i just had a tumor taken out of the left side of my brain they say its non cancerous so thats good but i am going thru the same things all most to the t as your son and its seems like i can get no answers from anyone even my dr. it will be almost 2 months before i even see my dr. for te first follow up vist after surgery my life is in shambels now and everyone around me including family and friends act like nothing is going on and everytime i have tremors or balance and speech issues its almost as if i pretending to them. theres almost no way to tell them exactly whats going on with me cuase i cant even explain it to myself most of the time. well i have blathered enough but tell your son to hang in there, it seems as if thats all we can do till were back to normal.
Replied on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 1:18 PM

Hi my name is pete, my surgery was about 1 1/2 year ago and true like you said you may look alright outside but the feeling inside is difficult to explain, people don't seem to understand even my doc is at a loss to the side effect that is happening to me now like imbalanceness, stiffness on the right side of leg and the heaviness of body that most of the time am laying down in bed. Had spasm attack 5 months ago on the right side of whole body until the face but was conscious and can't do much about it until it stopped by it self, went to hospital and was given some kind of jab and send home after that. Thank God it didn't recurr. The best thing to do is pray hard. Godbless.
Replied on Friday, November 9, 2012 1:32 AM

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