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    Side Effects (Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)): As predicted, there is behavioral modification and cognitive impairment. The chemo apparently did enough damage to permanently numb my feet, mostly my toes.

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    Clinical Trial (IL 13 chemo infusion. failed): A 2nd surgery to insert 4 catheters into the cavity site, hooked to a small pump and bags of temodar flooding my brain for 96 hours straight, which I tolerated well enough to walk the hospital hallways for most of the last two days. It failed for "not significantly exceeding results of its predecessor, the chemo wafer.

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    Radiation (External radiation ): Focused beam burning of brain cells is amazingly painless. I walked out every day the same as i'd walked in. The side effects came on slowly and as I read more about it. The effect is it feels like your brain ages and by the time your six months are over, your brain is about 30 years older. I was 52 when it all started and not in very good shape. It may have been a wake up call and am in much better shape now, but I'm pretty sure the radiation more than the cancer or chemo or surgery, makes my brain feel like I'm 80.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): Once the air hits your brain, you're never the same. I survived without any loss of function, just some pain and lethargy that I've learned to live with.