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

Patient: Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Female, Age: 48

  1. 1
    almost 5 years ago
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    slurred speach and coordination issues

    Oh No

    ER Dr. said CT was clear, but symptoms might be MS, so follow up with MRI and my family doctor.

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  2. 2
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    MRI showed "mass" on right side of the brain.

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  3. 3
    almost 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Biopsy was done, but my tumor is inoperable. Biopsy found Gr II astrocytoma

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  4. 4
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I did chemo and radiation together for 6 weeks, and moved during that time to the city where I was seeking treatment.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  5. 5
    almost 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Chemo and radiation together

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

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I was scheduled to do 5 days on and 23 days off for a chemo schedule for at least 6 months. I was only able to do two months before my blood counts went so low I had to leave chemo.

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