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Brain Tumor

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  • Posted By: nccarol28732
  • January 15, 2007
  • 02:21 PM

My boyfriend last year had brain surgery to remove an epidermoid tumor from the left side of the brain stem. Surgery went better than expected and new mRI is clear he was lucky for thaat. The tumor benign was pretty reare tumor to be on the brain stem. he is left with impaired eyesight, double vision, depth perception is poor, losses balance at times get nausea dn vomitng and weare told if it hasn't improves by the six month point it is going on 8 months he may remain like that. He aslo just starting getting numbness in his right leg from the knee up when standing too long. We will have to contact his surgeon and he sees the neuro optomlogsit again this Friday. As of last the prizms for the glasses for the double vision is not an opinion so far his eyes are too bad. Any input would be apreciated. To top it off back in 2002 he went to the hospital for anxiety and depressin and they did an MRI and said it was normal. May 2006 all his symptoms started and I showed the films from then to the surgeon and he circled the tumor it was there in 2002 and not addressed or they just missed it.

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  • wow thanks again for all the lack of support!!!!
    nccarol28732 44 Replies
    • January 20, 2007
    • 02:29 AM
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  • A friend of mines' father had his tumor shift positons and caused very similar problems to your boyfriends. It was a matter of time before it showed up on any tests that they did something like 3-6 months later. they kept a written record of what he expereinced every day and gave a copy to his doctors every appointment so they could look and instead of taking it out on people on here took it out on the doctors.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 20, 2007
    • 02:53 AM
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  • sounds a lot like me..they thought i had a brainstem tumor.i had double vision and bad depth perception and a bunch of different symptoms.After 6 months the double vision finally went away on its own.I had to use an eyepatch most of the time.After a month the doctors decided I didn't have a tumor, just an encephalitis. Sorry this isn't very helpful though.hope he gets better
    kimbob55 1 Replies
    • January 14, 2008
    • 06:43 AM
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