Oct 30, 2011 - 9:56 am
I am a 26-year-old female running on very little sleep and concentration so I apologize for any typos in this. I was diagnosed this grade II oligodendroglima this past spring because of sudden severe migraines lasting 4 to 5 weeks. An MRI was found which showed the tumor as an incidentaly finding. I had it resected one September 8. Now that I am getting back to a normal routine, I still find I get fatigued. I have problems remembering details of events or plans that are made. I have a really hard time concentrating and spelling which was never an issue. The other day I couldn'tm figure out how to turn my cell phone on! I have difficulty comprehending things and I stumble over my words. My GP told me that these symptoms are due to the actual craniotomy because all of the nerve endings have been cut. She told me to "retrain my brain" by doing repeatative things like writing the alphabet down 10 times and then doing it backwards, 5 grade crossword puzzles and gradually work up the level of difficulty. Playing solitare is supposed to help as well as listening to classical music specifically Mozart because of the repetotiveness. GP told me that it will take time to get it all back. I am a medical secretary so these task are extremely important. I am still not allowed to drive.
When my surgeon called me at home with the results of my biospy the week after my surgery
Begnin vs Malignant in grade II oligodendrogliomas?