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Saturday, March 19

It's not Brain Surgery

Well, actually it is.

A little over two weeks ago my husband collapsed at work, which prompted a trip to the ER to find out why. After a CT scan, the doctor came back to say they found something. 

After many hours on the phone, internet, and in the doctors' offices it was confirmed that he has a Meningioma, which after Google-ing is a tumor, slow growing, mostly benign, and needs some type of treatment.

This is his MRI Scan and the lighter mass is the Meningioma.  It is about the size of a golf ball and pressing down onto his brain which is causing his headaches (which he has had for over two years).  The Surgeon gave us three treatment options:  1.  leave it in and come back in for another MRI in three months to see how aggressive it is growing.  2. Radiation, which would kill the growing tumor cells but not decrease or shrink the size of the mass, it may also cause other small tumors in the radiation path.  3.  Surgery to take out the tumor, and possibly prevent them from growing (80%). 

After a few days of going over the options, we have decided on surgery.  I have made the call in to schedule it and we are waiting for a day. 


Samantha said...

I had a brain tumor when I was 4 years old and had surgery to remove it. I haven't had any problems since. May God bless your family in the same way.

Anonymous said...

You are in my thoughts, hon.