Forging ahead with fictional endeavours: ~ Write a life on a page and hurry not to its grave; abhor not the coming age, for eternal is the next page. ~ Read what you will, I hope you will enjoy reading as much as I do writing.

I travel to Oxford to see my specialist yesterday.  Today I’ve had a persistent headache.  I’m struggling to write this short note about my lack of writing ability.  I’m giving myself the day off from prose.

The good news is over 90% of my brain tumor was removed in the operation.  I’m still having focal seizures despite the high doses of Keppra and phenytoin so I get to visit another specialist (yay…).  Next stage of treatment: Functional MRI and eventual second surgery. Par for the course, so far. 27 and I’ve never broken a bone, had a major accident or developed and massive organ failures; yet I’m already looking at second brain surgery. Go me!


Comments on: "Brain reconstruction in progress." (22)

  1. sending you well wishes and speedy recoveries. have you seen the new trial experiments where they are using HIV, measles and such to target tumors and cancers:
    i saw it on HBO’s Vice and it was so cool.

    • I remember seeing that! Actually my tumour cells are being used in those sort of experiments because I signed a release for it to be used as research. Unfortunately it’s a long way from widespread use. Releasing those kinds of virus can go badly because our cancer cells are actually composed of our dna – anything that affects the cancer can affect us.

  2. Wishing you all the best and a very speedy recovery. ❤️ Lots of love

    • Thanks. I’m doing pretty well already, if it weren’t for seizures I would be working. My advice – don’t get a tumor on or near your temporal lobe! No worth it. 😀

  3. Best wishes Stephanie, I hope all works out for you. Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

    • I do try to keep up with blogs I’ve followed. Though it’s getting harder to do with how many there are. I’m actually in a good place. Just need to get enough control over seizures that I can get away with not divulging them to prospective employers until after I have the job. >.> that sinks my employment ship every time.

  4. You have well wishers all over the world

  5. Wishing you all the best and a successful recovery!

  6. If laughter is the best medicine then you are on your way to a full recovery 🙂 Best of luck!

  7. That’s a lot to handle. Good luck and a speedy recovery.

    • I’m the resilient sort. Though I admit it made me quite depressed for a few months after the first one. The second surgery may not be for years yet. Depend on what the neurosurgeon decides is safest really.

  8. You have a lot on your plate, Penshift, and you handle it all so well. I wish you every bit of luck with future treatment and that you’re soon on the road to recovery.

  9. Wishing you the best. Ask them to put in a pool or a hot tub while they’re reconstructing your brain.

  10. Good luck, get better quick! We’ll all be thinking about you.

  11. I’m sorry to hear there is a second surgery looming ahead but thank goodness for modern medicine! I hope the second surgery removes the remaining tumor and you are back to your frisky fun-loving self again soon!

    • Thanks but it’s unlikely the second surgery will be any time soon! I have a chance to get back to myself before being knocked off my feet again. Lol

      • Oh no! I’m sorry you have it looming over you. I hope that doesn’t stop you from getting back on your feet and enjoying your life to the fullest before having to go through surgery recovery again. I still believe that we are fortunate to have so many medical procedures and medicines available to us for us to be able to live normal or almost normal and happy lives.

  12. Good luck with your future surgery and best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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