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    saddee asked a questionBrain and Spinal Cord Tumors in Adults

    Flying after brain surgery

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      carm

      Saddee,
      You will need to consult his neurologist. Generally it is allowed unless he has increased intercranial pressure. Some airlines might require a letter from his physician and especially if a titanium plate was placed during the craineotomy. Best of luck to you, Carm RN.

      almost 4 years ago
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      creed0608

      My husband had one removed in May, 2011, and we flew from NJ to Bahamas in August, 2011. He had no problems at all! We also asked his neurologist beforehand, who gave the green light, but there were no problems! The trip did us a lot of good! Good luck!

      almost 4 years ago
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      tervin

      Definitely check with his doctor. I had my surgery in April then flew with no problems after my doctor gave the ok. Titanium plate didn't have any effect. Good luck.

      almost 4 years ago
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    Looking for programs or something to keep my husbands strength up after he completes the max # of pt & ot sessions.

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      packerbacker

      Usually, the therapists will show you how to do exercises and show you how to help him move, I'm not sure what his needs are.

      over 4 years ago
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      ScrapbookerKay

      The therapist may have a hand out sheet to help remind you of the excercises and the order to do them in . They get is such a routine, that sometimes they forget to ask you if you'd like one. And if they don't have one, they may put one together for you. They are usually surprised when someone is anxious to follow up at home. You'd be surprised how many people think they only have to work out or do the excercises with the therapist in the room.

      over 4 years ago
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      pancrease54

      You can get a weight bench with leg lift attachment and weight stand for around $125 depending on the brand. This will allow sit ups, leg lifts, pectoral and bicep muscle growth. That will add strength fast and increase muscle mass. Make sure he eats a good breakfast with a juice whether its eggs and bacon or sausage/toast or a high fiber cereal with 2% milk! That's the way to grow!

      Good Luck,

      pancrease54

      over 4 years ago
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    Radiation (External radiation ): Started radiation 10/1. no real side effect except the normal fatigue. Last treatment was 11/15 and he is still very fatigued . Not sure if this normal or not but he has been going to physical theraphy during his treatments but that will ending next week and I very worried about keeping him active. Any ideas ?????????

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): Started chemo drug Temodar 10/1.Little to none side effects