sbmontgomery's Journey:

Patient: Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 50

  1. 1
    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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  2. 2
    over 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    More fatigue than I thought I would have. Lost taste for about 2 weeks. Was only able to remove 5% of the tumor.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Had first treatment today. August 16, 2012. Mask is very tight and made my incision site very painful. Laid on the table for 30 min. Back spasms started after 2 min. very painful. Dr. has given me norco so I hope tomorrow will be better.

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  4. 4
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Will be starting Temodar August 17, 2012. 160mg every night so don't know how it will effect me yet.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  5. 5
    about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Very uncomfortable to lay on the table for the treatment. Was given pain pills, anti-anxiety pills, and pills for back spasms. Sometimes had headaches for about 30 min. after.

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  6. 6
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Very very tired, Memory loss, stomach problems, took meds to help sometimes they worked sometimes not. Biggest problem was being tired and not being able to sleep.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  7. 7
    about 5 years ago
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    Side Effects

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