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Thu, Aug 8 6:49am · Diagnosed with Meningioma in Brain Tumor

Hi Kay, I'm so glad you are doing well. I think of you often and how you are doing.

Thu, Aug 8 6:46am · Diagnosed with Meningioma in Brain Tumor

I am so sorry you are going through this. I was diagnosed last year and had part of my tumor removed August 28, 2018. My tumor was wrapped around my left eye optic nerve and carotid artery. I have lost most of my vision in my left eye. I started losing vision in that eye before I was diagnosed. That's the only reason they suggested an MRI of my brain because of rapid vision loss. My surgery went well. I was in the hospital for 4 days. First 2 days in ICU, which is normal. If you have specific questions please feel free to ask. There are several of us on here that have been through this and will try to help. I am praying for you as you go through this journey.
Mandy Rector

Thu, Jul 25 2:29pm · Facet ablation in Spine Health

I'm glad you are doing well. Please keep me posted on how it works for you.

Thu, Jul 25 2:27pm · Facet ablation in Spine Health

I'm so sorry to hear this. I'm afraid to have it done because nothing has worked so far and the Dr's tell me I can't have surgery.

Thu, Jul 25 9:45am · Facet ablation in Spine Health

Has anyone had facet Ablation done? I have had 6 spinal injections within the past year and none have worked. My Dr wants to send me to pain management and possibly do facet ablation. I was just wondering if it works and what to expect. Is it a painful procedure? How long did the results last? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Wed, May 15 10:28pm · Optic Nerve Meningioma patients in Brain Tumor

My depth perception is bad as well. My neurosurgeon told me if my remaining tumor starts growing that I will have to do radiation. I go back in September for another MRI and checkup.

Sat, May 11 2:56pm · Optic Nerve Meningioma patients in Brain Tumor

I close my left eye too quite often. My neurosurgeon stopped my surgery before I was blind that day, but I almost think it would have been better to be completely blind all the sudden instead of losing vision slowly.

Sat, May 11 9:30am · Optic Nerve Meningioma patients in Brain Tumor

I'm also having hand tremors since the surgery, so with those combined with vision loss there is no way I can do nails. It's so frustrating. Does the dr say if your vision will improve? My neurosurgeon says I will be completely blind in my left eye eventually. The remaining part of my tumor is still wrapped around my optic nerve and there is no way to remove it. He tried to remove as much of the tumor during surgery but the risks were to great to continue. I have brain MRI's every 6 months to monitor it.