Nov 20, 2003 - 6:53 am
I have a bit of an update. I took Jenny to the neurosurgeon yesterday and he was very friendly and helpful. We feel very confident with his manner and deameanor. He is going to do a "functional" MRI next week. That is an MRI while they have her do tasks...toe tapping, finger moving, talking to her, asking questions, etc. This will better map the tumor to be able to do surgery soon after. Now, the surgery. He wants to do a crainiotomy, while she is awake. The Dr says this is the best way to get as much as the tumor as possible. They will again having her do tasks and functioning as they do surgery. The tumor is in the temporal lobe. Anyone else have this??? We would really love to hear from survivors of this particular surgery. Any comment would be helpful.
Thank you all so much. I know the help from the "semi-colons" are so much help to me, I know this board will be good for info for Jenny. Btw, she is a very strong, 49 yr old. Probably one of the strongest people I know.