Wednesday, November 28, 2012

You have a brain tumor...

One year ago today I heard those five words. I can remember it like it was yesterday, I suppose you don't forget things like that too quickly. I still remember not feeling too shocked, I was so tired, and just glad that I didn't have to feel like I was making a big deal out of headaches. The days that followed were a bit of a whirlwind. Ten hours in an inner city ER, an intensive care unit stay, a couple days just lounging around waiting for surgery. One thing I'm glad for is the meds I was on made me too tired to think of looking up brain tumors, or even looking at the MRI images I had. Doing either of those things likely would have put me into panic mode prior to surgery and I am not a panic-er, nothing good ever comes of it (ok, I was a bit of a stresser in college...and nothing good came of it so I don't do that anymore!).

All I can really say about the experience though is that this Thanksgiving I was especially thankful for having found Dr. Kurzrok a year ago and that he listened and took my concerns seriously. Had I not found him I may have had a very different story to tell, if I were here to tell it at all.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I certainly did, at home for the first time in years!