Jan 05, 2011 - 4:15 pm
I have been diagnosed with a grade II Astrocytoma in my left temporal lobe since August 2009. I actually had a partial resection and a stereotactic radiosurgery done, no chemotherapy. I have been doing relatively well since then. I work full time and am a single mom.
During the last year, I have been through a few things – headaches, absence seizures once in a while, some numbness on my right side. During September and October, I took steroids because I was having brain swelling that I was told was caused by the radiosurgery – which was terrible! I mean the steroids!
Anyhow, within the last couple of weeks, I have had some issues with a couple of absence seizures, headaches, increased numbness and tingling, but I am also have problems with my vision. I have a couple of floaters in my right eye that have been there for over a week. I also have a problem of getting blurry, funny vision periodically. Sometimes, when I get up and walk to another room, or just move slightly, I can feel my heart beat in my head – around my eyes – and my vision gets funny – kind of blurry or like a tunnel vision or something. It lasts for a few seconds – maybe a few minutes and then goes away for a while.
Has anyone else had these issues? I have called my doctor and will have an mri on Friday just to check everything. Sometimes I feel like I am overreacting to what is going on with me physically, but then I used to never have any problems. I went to my general practitioner and she did a regular check up on me and I am basically healthy other than my brain tumor. Does anyone have an easy time relaxing with issues, or is it better for me to follow up on these things? I get very frustrated with how I feel….
Any response I get is appreciated....