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Procedure or Surgery Associated with Astrocytoma. Posted on September 9, 2012 View this journey (6 Experiences)

I had a craniotomy (total resect) to remove the tumor. I felt better immediately after surgery (in the post-op room) bc my headache was finally better. I had a hard time not talking on the phone bc I wanted to tell ppl how I was. I was going places, not driving of course, 3 days after surgery. I put plastic wrap over the staples and covered that with a headband. I was discharged from the ICU less than 24 hours after having the surgery. I was misdiagnosed for almost a year. I was finally diagnosed at the ER bc they did a CAT scan. It was, ironically to prove there was nothing wrong with me. The ER doc gave me discharge instructions before he got the results back. His plans for me changed when the results came back. I had to be taken by ambulance to a lgr hospital- UPMC Shadyside.

Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree

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