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Thread: My Brain Tumor - Bill is $62,000.

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    My Brain Tumor - Bill is $62,000.

    Yes, just like Laura, I had a meningioma. Mine was removed Wednesday morning, and I came home yesterday just 48 hours post-op.

    It was bigger than I thought the length of two golf balls, as deep as one golf ball. The only residual effect I have is temporary loss of fine motor function of my left hand. My Neurosurgeon said it should be back to normal within a couple of months. Ill start O.T. next week. It is already better after one good night of sleep in my own bed.

    Meanwhile, I use the good old hunt-and-peck method of typing, so please excuse any errors. Surprising to me how many spelling mistakes I make typing letters with my right hand that are normally done with the left.

    Its good to be back
    Last edited by Grace; 09-18-2010 at 06:06 PM.

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    I'm sorry I've missed this, it must have been so scary! Glad that you had surgery now, and that you're already back home and on the mend. Keep improving!! Did they remove it through your nose?

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    I must have missed it too but I'm glad all is well Grace. Hope everything continues upwards for you.
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    OH Grace, I had no idea. I am soooo glad you are back with us and
    will storm heaven with prayers for your complete recovery. (((Hugs)))
    I've Been Boo'd

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    Wishing you a full, quick, and complete recovery, Grace!!

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    Gretchen - I had no idea!!! Many prayers and well wishes going out to you, for a speedy recovery. Take care of yourself, my friend!
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    Grace,

    I'm sorry I missed this thread. I'm glad that you're making a full recovery. My thoughts and prayers are with you!!

    Love and hugs,

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    Dont feel sorry for missing anything this is the first Ive posted about it.

    Kirsten no, not through my nose. I have an incision, about 5 long starting at my hairline above the right eye, and it ends about an inch behind and above my right ear.

    It felt really good to get in the shower and get that dried blood out of my hair this morning.

    Aziel, liz, Phred, Ellie and Donna thanks for the good thoughts and prayers.

    I had it in my head, that everything would work out well. I was determined to be home no later than today. I was fearful, but not frightened. What bothered me the most was waiting the 5 weeks from diagnosis to surgery date.

    I will say I think my doctor is totally surprised by my recovery. Apparently, the first thing I said to him when I woke up was, Im going home on Saturday. And then said it 3 more times, He asked Douglas what was going on that day, and Doug told him that I was just planning to be home then, nothing more.

    Inside this 70 year old body is a 35 year old mind, and when I make a decision, I am determined to carry it out ☺

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    So glad everything has gone well. Thoughts and prayers for your continued recovery.

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    Grace, I had no idea either, but I'm glad it went well and you're back home.

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
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    Grace, I am so glad you are okay. That must have been scary.
    don't breed or buy while shelter dogs die....

    I have been frosted!

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    How lucky you ahve been that they could get such a big thing out through your nose. That explains why you are already home. In my case they ahd to open the skull although it was only walnut size.
    Take it easy- it is a major surgery and you may feel the shock of it more in the time to come.

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    Barbara, it was not through her nose.
    don't breed or buy while shelter dogs die....

    I have been frosted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbara View Post
    How lucky you ahve been that they could get such a big thing out through your nose. That explains why you are already home. In my case they ahd to open the skull although it was only walnut size.
    Take it easy- it is a major surgery and you may feel the shock of it more in the time to come.
    No. it was NOT through my nose, as I explained earlier -

    Kirsten no, not through my nose. I have an incision, about 5 long starting at my hairline above the right eye, and it ends about an inch behind and above my right ear.

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    For those of you thinking you missed something, don't worry, Grace purposefully didn't post about this ahead of time, waited until she came home!
    I've Been Frosted

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