Sure chemo and radiation caused some changes, but biggest is that I’m finally a cool punk after so much time!
So, yes, the chemo has made me weak, sleepy, pretty boring. But I still need to get out of the house for a bit. I visit to pick up some food and supplies means a strong mask is needed. I refuse to get sick. I, of course, ordered an even stronger mask than what the doctors said I need. Gotta be safe!
Update: It’s been 3 months since the operation and today had a visit with my excellent surgeon, Dr. Arnold Etame, this morning at Moffitt. Brain is doing much better now – a huge portion of the brain tumor (as seen in an updated MRI) was removed and the brain stem has now moved back to normal. Healing more quickly every day!
I want to thank everyone who has sent their support and great feelings to me! So many things have meant so very much to me: a comment, a card, a plant, a posting, a bouquet, a coffee mug, edible arrangement, a puzzle, magazines, a coloring book, and so many awesome items!
Update: Been feeling better overall now! Still taking a prescription that makes me tired, but it means that it helps the healing in my head. Some days feel great, but some days I still have points in pain as they heal. I am not allowed to drive due to the prescription, so a lot of home activity! I can’t stop saying thank you to everyone for the wonderful messages you send!! PS – the photo above is from a great site that is perfect & funny to understand what this recovery time is all about!! Check out a woman’s advice here, “20 Things You Can Expect After Brain Surgery”.
[PPS – I told you that it is an oligodendroglioma that was/small bit left in my head. I would say not to “google” the word, since lots of info comes up and the scary seems to be first. Please let me know if you have any questions.]
Wow… I thought I didn’t write a lot in August… September was even worse! I guess I don’t need to make up reasoning. That being said, I am finally just about normal in the afternoon now. The mornings are still rough with something hurting and me still being sleepy. The biggest issue is the prescription that helps to keep me from having any seizures – I take the maximum allowed at 730am and again at 730pm. It is really supposed to keep you in a trace/slow feeling, so you are healing. But it is very strong.