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Other Survivors

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 6, 2006
  • 09:52 AM

I survived a brain abscess and am looking for others who have survived. Would love to share stories of survival when a wrong diagnosis was made.

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  • May I politely ask what your symptoms were and what you were incorrectly diagnosed with? Specifically, what did the "headache" the abscess caused feel like? Congratulations on surviving - truely truely truely truely! I (and the GP I saw) suspect an abscess but the consultant at the hospital said that I wasn't exhibiting enough neurological symptoms. To be honest, the fear is fearing me apart and I desperately want a mri/ cat scan.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 12, 2006
    • 06:44 PM
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  • I too survived a brain abscess in May,06 from an infection from a root canal. The doctors ooperated successfully in removing the abscess which was in the thalmic area and I am back to functioning normally.:) It was a rough process with physical therapy for the left side of my body was affected. I still have a fear of it happening again and I guess you just have to live with this fear, however I feel very blessed that I came out of it ok!!:o
    Cristi 1 Replies
    • December 11, 2006
    • 05:36 PM
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  • I have a very good friend who survived a misdiagnosed brain abscess from a visit to the dentist. It wasn't until they tested the bacteria in the abscess that they new for sure it was from bacteria in the mouth. It took him almost a year before he felt like himself again and regained his speech and memory issues. Although he still has some short term and long term memory problems, he works as a professor and as a legal mediator.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 10, 2007
    • 04:39 PM
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