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Menigioma-Brain tumor

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 10, 2010
  • 02:17 PM

Hi, I was diagnosed with a meningioma, two and a half years ago, my Neuro oncologist just smiles, and says everything looks fine, and asks me if I feel okay and sends me home. I do feel okay, I dont feel great, the last time I saw him, he told me he was going to let me see him in a year instead of six months, but the radiologist insisted the meningioma was growing and for me to come back in six months. I also have strange things going on, a lump on my leg,(which turned out to be nothing also) I am very tired at times, then I will be fine, I get a sinus infection 2-3 times a year, I really don't think it ever goes away, and the Dr. always has to give me double doses, and thinks I am missing my dosing. I have migraines which I take Topamax 400mgs daily. for years and it does help. I have been tested for every rheumatoid diesease under the sun, and all negative. During all of this, they did see "white spots" on my MRI, and I needed to see an Neurologist for that, which I still do so. He claims that those "white spots" are normal for migraine patients. I just finished seeing a Hematologist every six months for Hypercoagulation, and am on an aspirin regimen daily. I am only 49 years old, I feel as though there is more going on, and my Neuro-Oncologist isn't really taking me or my problem serious because it isnt a cancerous tumor. I also wanted to know, if you answer anything, do Neuro-Oncologists measure the actual circumference of your head, or do they just worry about the inside; your brain? Because, I feel like my outside; my skull is growing, and I keep telling him that, and he is not listening. Can my skull be growing at my age? I seem to have everything and nothing-what the HECK? Thanks, Leigh N

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