Oct 17, 2011 - 4:20 am
I was diagnosed on 10/3/11 after undergoing left frontal resection on 9/27/11. Very crazy set of events... I had a tonic-clonic seizure on 9/2/11 out of the blue during hot yoga. After a visit to the ER, a normal neuro exam, and a clean CAT Scan (the tumor couldn't be seen), I received a referral to a neurologist. I saw him a week later, had another normal neuro exam and a "rule out" MRI was ordered for 5 days later. Needless to say it didn't rule anything out. He actually thought I'd had a stroke and proceeded to order up a bunch or tests pursuing that angle. A good friend of my husband's who happens to be a radiologist took one look at my MRI image the next day and said "no way that's a stroke, it's a tumor and she needs to be in Dr. Estrada Bernard's office right now". So, that is where I went, he saw me the same day (9/23/11) and I left with my resection scheduled for 9/27/11.
I'll be in treatment (chemo and radiation) beginning today 10/17/11.
Crazy really - it is so surreal. I just turned 44 years old on 10/13 and am (according to my Medical Oncologist) "disgustingly" healthy with a performance status of 120 (I thought they only went from 0 to 100, but apparently not). Hopefully it will take me a long way and give me a lot of time to be with the people I love.