It’s been interesting reading others’ accounts of what a brain tumor is like:
- 70 Things I Learned From Having a Brain Tumor
- What to Expect When You’re Expecting A Craniotomy
- Favorite Things: Brain Surgery Recovery Edition
- Jeff’s Brain
- Lost: The Six Year Fog
- Man Films Own Brain Surgery
- Does a Brain Tumor Diagnosis Mean You Are Disabled?
- 10 Things You Need to Know About Having a Craniotomy
- My Life With a Brain Tumor
- Let Me Introduce You to What Remains
- Life with a TBI: March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month
Clearly, there is a lot of variability in outcomes, and a lot depends on the upcoming surgery. I’ve been thinking about best case scenarios. My best case scenario:
The tumor may not be the chondrosarcoma it looks like, but may instead be a non-cancerous regular tumor.
The surgery may have very low morbidity, resulting in few side effects and a quick recovery, both physically and mentally.
My abdudcens nerve may bounce back to its regular shape and my vision may improve.
My craniotomy wound may heal nicely with no side effects.
All totally possible – here’s hoping for the best…