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Mar 19, 2017 · Hoping for no tumor regrowth and good news in Brain Tumor

Hi. You’re in my prayers. Don’t worry. All will be well. Barbarabx

Mar 4, 2017 · How To Save Money on Your Medications in Transplant

Hello Christina and Erin. I’d like to add my 2 cents for saving on prescription drugs. Always ask the price difference between capsule and tablet. Capsules cost more. I was paying $380 month for one heart medication in capsule form under my drug plan. I was informed my plan was no longer covering that medication in capsule form, but did cover it in tablet form. Heart doctor sent in a prescription to my pharmacy for the tablet. Cost: SIX DOLLARS!!! Exact same drug. Obscene! Barbarabx

Mar 4, 2017 · After knee replacement surgery in Joint Replacements

Hi Amberpep. Just read your message. Could your swollen ankle be because you are retaining water? I have the same problem. I’m on a water pill. Barbarabx

Nov 16, 2016 · multiple meningioma brain tumors in Brain Tumor

Eleanor, my neurosurgeon is connected with Mt Sinai Hosp in Manhattan. I feel he’s a competent doctor. I can see the tumors, so I know they’re there. After seeing several eye specialists over several years, a smart young lady optic nerve specialist suggested an MRI. Bingo! Finally, I had the answer as to why I was losing my vision. She sent me to my neurosurgeon. Surprisingly, I just found out that two of my friends also have meningiomas. Their tumors are in good places, so they’re just watching them, like you. Good luck to you. I sincerely hope you never need to do anything except watch your tumor. I’ll be sure to keep you updated. BarbaraBx

Nov 16, 2016 · multiple meningioma brain tumors in Brain Tumor

Hello Eleanor. I’m new to the discussion group. I just read your reply re the research being done at Rush Medical Center re brain tumors. It certainly sounds promising. My neurosurgeon feels my two tumors should come out. One eye has lost most of its vision. Tumor is now pressing on optic nerve of good eye. We don’t want that eye to go bad, too. I only worry about how I’ll be after surgery. Better? Worse? I’ve talked to several friends about what I should do. Most say do the surgery. Seeing my doctor in a few weeks and I’ll have to really discuss the pros and cons of surgery. Never dreamed this would happen to me. Now I see that I’m not alone. I appreciate your listening. I wish you only the best. I’ll keep you posted. BarbaraBx

Nov 15, 2016 · multiple meningioma brain tumors in Brain Tumor

Hi Peg. Thanks for taking the time to reply. I’ll be meeting with my neurosurgeon in a few weeks and I’ll certainly have a list of questions for him. I do feel that down the road these tumors will have to come out, so why not do it now and get it over with. I’m nearly 76 and basically healthy otherwise. I’m really sorry you had to endure what you endured. But I’m so very glad your vision is back to normal. I wish you only the best. I’ll be in touch. BarbaraBx

Nov 15, 2016 · multiple meningioma brain tumors in Brain Tumor

Hi Karen. Thanks for being kind enough to reply. I can see my tumors on the screen, so I know they’re there. I honestly feel that even if I wait, eventually they’ll have to come out. I’m nearly 76. If I knew I had only a few more years to live, I’d hold out. I have a good neurosurgeon at Mt Sinal Hosp. He does about 3-4 of these surgeries a week for last 15 years. But I’ll keep Dr Van Gompel’s name handy. I’m so glad your sister did well with her surgery. Bless you both. I’ll keep you advised. BarbaraBx

Nov 15, 2016 · multiple meningioma brain tumors in Brain Tumor

Hello Colleen. It’s nice to meet you. Thank you for your quick reply. No, I haven’t had surgery for my meningiomas. I was scheduled for surgery, but a gyn problem came along and I need to take care of that first. I’ll turn 76 later this month. I live alone. I’m not frightened about surgery. I just don’t want to come out worse than what I am. I feel I have a good neurosurgeon. Now I’ll introduce myself to Peg and Linda. I’ll remain in touch with you. Thanks, again. BarbaraBx.