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Feb 8, 2019 · Left Frontal Meningioma surgery recovery in Brain Tumor

@julie1976 Moral of the story….listen to your body, trust your instincts, if something doesn't feel right, press your doc! Good luck, be well!

Feb 8, 2019 · Left Frontal Meningioma surgery recovery in Brain Tumor

@julie1976 Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain disorder that affects the trigeminal nerve, a cranial nerve. In my case, it was the reason I found my tumor. For five years, I had been experiencing pain, numbness, tingling, burning, on the left side of my head, face, and mouth that could be a level 2 pain one day, and a level 10 the next. I explained this to several doctors and dentists – they all said it was likely due to a root canal that damaged the nerve. It wasn't until I was at a level 10 for months straight and went to an oral surgeon and told him the pain felt like there was an infection in my brain. Finally, he became concerned enough to order an MRI, which revealed the meningioma right near the nerve. The pain since surgery has subside tremendously. It's not gone, but it is manageable at a level 2/3 with an exacerbation to a level 5 during the times I mentioned in my last post.

Feb 7, 2019 · Left Frontal Meningioma surgery recovery in Brain Tumor

I had my surgery in October of 2016. It went well, but recovery had its challenges. I still have pain (incision site, trigeminal neuralgia (which did improve after surgery), swelling in my head any time there is a weather change, or I fly in a plane, etc). Happy to answer answer questions.