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Oh No Associated with Glioma. Posted on September 10, 2012 View this journey (6 Experiences)

I felt fine the day before but woke up with a debilitating headache. Went to work and started vomitting from the pain and nausea. Went home and took Fenegren for nausea and pain medication prescribed by my physician. Continued for 3 days and had an MRI done. Showed a 5 centimeter mass in my front right lobe and possibly crossing over. Went to ER, checked in and scheduled surgery for next morning. Dr. came in and decided tumor was too difficult for him to remove so did biopsy. Found out it was a Glioblastoma that had to be removed. Saw two more surgeons locally the next day and all refused to remove it. Did research and found Dr. Alan Friedman at Duke University in Raleigh, NC, who was the Neurosurgeon for Senator Ted Kennedy. Flew up three days later and he said he could do the surgery. Went back the following week and he successfully removed 95%-98% of tumor.

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