Feb 08, 2010 - 2:37 pm
I was diagnosed with a oligodendroglioma level 2 in April of 2006. Had the infamous "awake craniomoty". The surgery was very successful in removing over 95% of the tumor in my right side frontal lobe. After 10 weeks I was able to return to work. Did not have any other treatment at that time. This January, I had to have a second "awake craniomoty" to remove some more tumor that apparently was not taken out during the first surgery. My brain distorted and my motor cortex was pushed out of place making it impossible to differentiate as tumor growth. The operation was successful in removing the remaining oglio part pressing on my motor cortex and I do not have any symptoms at all. What concerns everyone is that a part of this tumor had changed in to a more nefarious level 3 Anaplastic Oglio. It is next to/under a fairly large vein in my brain that prohibits surgery. I am going over treatment plans with my surgeon on how to treat this most unwelcome guest. (My mother in law even sound like a better idea). Anybody have this? It seems very rare and not a lot of specific info for this type of tumor. Some people win the lottery and some get this I suppose.