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

Patient: Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults

Patient Info: Prefer not to answer/not applicable/unsure, Diagnosed: almost 6 years ago, Female, Age: 33

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    • Krystina
    • Experience with Brain and Spinal Cord...
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Temodar - 12 months

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Krystina
    • Experience with Brain and Spinal Cord...
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I was taking chemo but had no idea I had cancer until I went in and met my new oncologist...who informed me. I felt so stupid and shocked. I still cannot believe my neurologist told me I did not have cancer. That was a blow.

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    • Krystina
    • Experience with Brain and Spinal Cord...
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Surgery went well. I was released after staying two days in the hospital. I sported the awful mullett until the rest of my hair "caught up". My head is still sensitive and I know that will probably be like that for the rest of my life. I have the "dent" and I can feel the scar where the staples were. So weird. I get minor headaches and I have some memory loss. That sucks.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Krystina
    • Experience with Brain and Spinal Cord...
    over 4 years ago
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    Hair is back

    Celebration

    My hair is long enough to put in a ponytail. I was so excited the day I was finally able to do this. YAY! :)

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    • Krystina
    • Experience with Brain and Spinal Cord...
    over 4 years ago
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    Decision Point

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    • Krystina
    • Experience with Brain and Spinal Cord...
    over 4 years ago
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    Relationship

    Loss

    I am positive the guy I was seeing at the time could not handle my medical issues. That hurt so much. I am now happily involved with someone who is so supportive of me.

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    • Krystina
    • Experience with Brain and Spinal Cord...
    over 4 years ago
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    Nausea medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    This medicine made me pretty tired but it did keep me from getting sick.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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