Roadking310's Journey with Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults

Survivor: Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 14 years ago, Male, Age: 58

  1. 1
    almost 7 years ago
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    Having constant pain in my right hand especially the thumb and palm.

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    almost 7 years ago
  3. 3
    almost 7 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Dr. was great at surgical skills of taking out a golf ball size tumor with a syrinx the length of my back. Did not prepare me for the rehab and emergency surgery after I was paralyzed from a blood clot in my spinal cord. First surgery 4/30/07 13 hours. Emergency surgery on 5/1/07 10 hours!! Had to go to Kessler Rehab to learn how to walk again. Was there 9 days of intense therapy but was able to walk out with a cane!! Chronic neuropathy now due to the cutting into my spinal cord and filleting it to remove the tumor.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  4. 4
    almost 7 years ago
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    Pain medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Left me with chronic pain from chest down to feet. Depression medicine, erectile dysfunction for a long time. Now I have decreased sex drive, low testosterone and a wife who is afraid to make love to me for the last 7 years. Forced to give up a great six figure job I enjoyed because I can't drive to work on Morphine and the other 23 pills a day I take. Now on Social Security Disability and getting a divorce soon. My wife and son don't want to deal with my depression and illness any longer. So after 16 years of marriage just was told by my wife that she had an affair with her boss for last 3 years. She wants a divorce eventually.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  5. 5
    almost 7 years ago
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    Finished treatment

    Celebration

    Have been tumor free for 7 years with no other cancer showing up.

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  6. 6
    almost 7 years ago
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    Relationship

    Loss

    Lost my relationship with my wife. Lost my enjoyment of a pain free day.

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  7. 7
    about 3 years ago
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    Cardiac Rehab @ Southside Hospital

    Other Care

    3x a week rehab. Cardio fitness. 20 min on treadmill 3.4 mph incline 4, recumbent elliptical machine 15 min., 10 min on hand/arm machine 5 min forward/5 min reverse

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