Apr 28, 2011 - 5:58 am
Last September, my mother began to show symptoms of aphasia. It was from this that the doctors discovered that she had brain cancer, which was later found to be GBM 4. The aphasia first manifested itself in loss of vocabulary and saying the wrong words sometimes. But it has gotten worse, to the point that she seems to be having some cognitive difficulties as well. At times she seems to do ok, but right now she cannot write anything that makes sense. We were told it would get better once the swelling went down after her surgery, but that has not been the case.
Has anyone else dealt with aphasia as a part of the brain cancer experience? What has it been like? Were you or your loved one able to recover from the aphasia?