May 01, 2012 - 12:06 pm
My 28-year-old daughter is being treated for a second recurrence of a grade III mixed glioma. In January, she rapidly developed left-side weakness. She has a brace for her ankle to prevent it from giving out on her, walks with a cane, has very limited use of her arm/hand, and has no peripheral vision in her left eye.
She had surgery in 2000 followed by 9 months of Temodor, 6 weeks of radiation, and is now on Avastin (bi-weekly) and Lomustine (every 6 weeks).
She has been going for physical and occupational therapy. We have seen some small improvements, but they are not consistent.
Does anyone know if it is really possible to regain the use of the left side once this happens? (Her NO did not even recommend that she go for therapy.)