I've been reading so many of these letters. So much sadness and lots of positive and hopeful responses. My mom has some type of brain tumor caused by cancer somewhere else.Only 4 days old, we are at the very beginning of this awful adventure.I don't know what exactly to expect next, except from what I've read, I'm beginning to understand the lingo, and the various treatments and such.
She dosn't have a whole lot of symptoms yet, except for a facial neuralgia that makes half her face numb and a bit of fullness in her head on that same side.She immediatly quit smoking , quit coffee, quit dairy and processed food.she has started her own much studied alternative dietary treatment until she finds out more. She feels tired, but blames the 1 pot of coffee a day withdrawl.She is not on any medication so far, because it's so new. She dosn't really seem ill. Everyone has so much strength here. It's like a superhuman feat. How does anyone make it? It makes one question faith,whether it's the medical society or God. I just wanted to say it's nice to have a place to go when you feel overwhelmed, yet obsessed with finding an answer ...Thanks, BK