Meningioma Brain Tumor –Surviving The Operation|Meningioma Brain Tumor Symptoms Call For Surgery|Bra

Published: 17th June 2011
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A meningioma brain tumor I ask? How the heck did that happen? How big is it? Why have I got it? Is surgery my best option? Okay, then let’s do it!
I re-enter the conscious world to hospital hustle and bustle after 5 hours of surgery, where I am aware of people moving me bodily from one bed to another. I can see my husband in the room and nursing staff are attaching me to various pieces of equipment. A catheter is skillfully put in position and a fluid drip is set in motion and one of those funny pegs is attached to my finger.

I am lying at a slightly elevated angle and I hear both the neurosurgeon and the anesthetist calling my name and asking if I can hear them. I answer yes and looked at them both standing at the end of the bed still gowned up. They smiled and then disappeared together. I then see my husband properly as he approaches my side with a smile and a kiss.

Ronan Keating’s song – ‘When You Say Nothing At All’ comes into my head. The anxiety and stress on his face are still there but his smile says it all to me.

I feel very woozy and drift in and out of sleep. I am conscious of having to stay in the same position due to tubes and wires. There is an incessant beep from the monitor next to me reading all my vital signs, everything being relayed from this irritating peg on my finger.

The most surprising phenomenon to me is that I have just had someone take off the top of my head and delve inside to remove a 3 centimeter meningioma brain tumor and I feel no discomfort or pain at all. No, really, I am not joking. Nothing hurts!

I am aware that I have a bandage wrapped around the top of my head. I am hot but I don’t have a headache. I have a cannula in both hands, one for a fluid drip and the other for medication. I have electrodes attached to my chest and a drain tube coming out of the side of my head but nothing hurts. This is marvelous! Is it because I am drowsy, is it because I am numbed? I don’t care. Let me wake up gently and if there is going to be pain, let it wait until tomorrow. Maybe I only dreamt that I was diagnosed with a meningioma brain tumor?

What I do know for certain is that my husband stays by my side all night, sleeping fitfully on a chair while I slip in and out of sleep and the nursing staff change drips and administer medication at regular intervals.

The next morning, for the first time I see the sun rise and I am jubilant. I can see, I can speak, I can move all my limbs and it’s great to be alive and free from the invasion of my meningioma brain tumor.

Meningioma brain tumor symptoms are different for everyone. Some people have headaches; some have seizures, blurred vision to name a few. This very tricky brain tumor still has researchers baffled and no-one has yet conclusively shown why they appear or why they choose their victims. I had a twitch in my leg. My tumor was growing and causing pressure to the related nerve function in my brain. I had surgery and successfully rid myself of that meningioma brain tumor.

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