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danbren2
danbren2 Member Posts: 311

Hi Everyone,

     I am so sorry it took so long to post.  Surgery went well, but was quite different from last brain surgery.  This one was more painful and the seizure meds were the absolute worst! It seems after brain surgery seizure meds are a must, but I can assure you those meds are worse than the surgery! It made me literally run into walls, and we finally convinced my surgeron to please let me come off of them and I now feel almost normal!

   My cyber knife radiation starts on Monday and I will have 3 treatments of those.  I am hoping to return to work on May 26 and just continue getting better and to get back on that NED wagon!   Thanks for all your support and I will try not to stay away so long!

   Djinnie and Fox I am so happy that you both are doing better!

 

                                                  Love and prayers for good health to us all!

                                                  Brenda

Comments

  • Jan4you
    Jan4you Member Posts: 1,327
    Well good for hear from you!!

    Well good for hear from you!! Glad this is past you. What was the name of the anti-seizure med if you don't mind me asking? I used to be on them as well. And I too am very sensitive to medications.

    Rest up now.

    What is the next step for you?

    Hugs, Jan

  • APny
    APny Member Posts: 1,995
    Jan4you said:

    Well good for hear from you!!

    Well good for hear from you!! Glad this is past you. What was the name of the anti-seizure med if you don't mind me asking? I used to be on them as well. And I too am very sensitive to medications.

    Rest up now.

    What is the next step for you?

    Hugs, Jan

    I'm glad it's past you also.

    I'm glad it's past you also. Hope all goes well from here on and you'll soon hear the word we all listen for: NED.

  • Footstomper
    Footstomper Member Posts: 1,237
    APny said:

    I'm glad it's past you also.

    I'm glad it's past you also. Hope all goes well from here on and you'll soon hear the word we all listen for: NED.

    Good to see you back

    We do worry you knowSmile

  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181

    Good to see you back

    We do worry you knowSmile

    TOBC

    Brenda, charter member of the Tough Old Broads Club. Knowing that you will do well is like knowing Tuesday follows Monday. I'll bet on it all day long. Love you Brenda! Fox.

  • hydrangea
    hydrangea Member Posts: 32
    So good to hear from you

    Hi Brenda,

    Great hearing from you!  You have been in my thoughts and prayers since your sugery and as each day passed I became more concerned.  I am relieved to hear that you are almost back to normal as if any one of us was ever normal!  Who is to say what normal is anyway!

    I hope that you don't return to work too soon before you are fully rested.  But I can relate that when I am away from work due to this nasty RCC I feel better going back to work and keeping busy.

    I am so happy that you are doing better each day.

    Take good care,

    Diane

     

     

  • Bellweather
    Bellweather Member Posts: 102
    music to our ears

    Great to hear you are feeling better,  we know you will continue to get better and continue to make us better!

     

  • foroughsh
    foroughsh Member Posts: 779
    Brenda,It' great to have yiu

    Brenda,It' great to have yiu back, may the remaining medication goes well too. What about face lift???hahaha

  • I was wondering about you,

    I was wondering about you, and I am glad to hear the positive news.  You have a great sense of humor and perspective in dealing with a lot of tough stuff.  I'm not sure I could be in the "tough old broads club" as Fox put it.  I would wither.  

  • Allochka
    Allochka Member Posts: 974

    I was wondering about you,

    I was wondering about you, and I am glad to hear the positive news.  You have a great sense of humor and perspective in dealing with a lot of tough stuff.  I'm not sure I could be in the "tough old broads club" as Fox put it.  I would wither.  

    Great to hear! :-)

    Great to hear! :-)

  • a_oaklee
    a_oaklee Member Posts: 566
    Welcome back Brenda.  Very

    Welcome back Brenda.  Very nice to hear from you, and so glad you are doing better.

  • Jojo61
    Jojo61 Member Posts: 1,309
    Hi Brenda!
    I have been

    Hi Brenda!

    I have been thinking about you lots! So glad that you are feeling so much better, and that most of it is behind you. It is amazing that you will be going back to work so soon!

    Please don't overdo it, and take it easy for a while. Keep in touch, when you can.

    Big hugs

    Jojo

  • I am alive
    I am alive Member Posts: 315
    Jojo61 said:

    Hi Brenda!
    I have been

    Hi Brenda!

    I have been thinking about you lots! So glad that you are feeling so much better, and that most of it is behind you. It is amazing that you will be going back to work so soon!

    Please don't overdo it, and take it easy for a while. Keep in touch, when you can.

    Big hugs

    Jojo

    Welcome back

    Yes, I, too,  am amazed  that you are going back to work so soon. Good for you! I feel like a slug....your example is gonna make me get off my butt and get cracking! I am so glad you insisted to the doc that you wanted off the problematic meds, and that your situation improved dramatically when you finally got off them. You go girl!

  • danbren2
    danbren2 Member Posts: 311
    Jan4you said:

    Well good for hear from you!!

    Well good for hear from you!! Glad this is past you. What was the name of the anti-seizure med if you don't mind me asking? I used to be on them as well. And I too am very sensitive to medications.

    Rest up now.

    What is the next step for you?

    Hugs, Jan

    Jan,
       The name of the

    Jan,

       The name of the seizure med was Kepra (not sure of the spelling) and I was on 500 mg twice a day.  I do not miss those meds Jan and I am so glad to be off of them! 

         I will continue every 3 months scans and hopefully I can stay ned this time.  I have had a total of 4 surgeries and I am really tired of hospitals, but it beats the alternative!

                                                   Love, Brenda

  • danbren2
    danbren2 Member Posts: 311
    foroughsh said:

    Brenda,It' great to have yiu

    Brenda,It' great to have yiu back, may the remaining medication goes well too. What about face lift???hahaha

    Foroughsh,
         I have no

    Foroughsh,

         I have no forehead wrinkles, all gone and it looks like cheeks are a little higher!

                                         Love Brenda

  • Limelife50
    Limelife50 Member Posts: 476
    Glad to hear from u

    Keep on keeping on Brenda u give us all inspiration.

     

  • brea588
    brea588 Member Posts: 240
    So glad

    the surgery is over and you are doing better.  My thoughts and prayers are with you .  Hope you heal well and get back to work soon.