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Cns lymphoma confusion

Mgennaro
Posts: 2
Joined: Mar 2017

Hello my dad is 75 and had brain surgery to remove his tumor of pcns lymphom On dec 5.

the high dose chemo was extremely tough on him. were extremely concerned because his confusion is actually worse. I know it's almost 4 months but shouldn't the confusion be getting better? To make a longo story short he is currently not walking and on a feeding tube because he stopped eating. He also had some major aggression. 

Please help--this is a completely different man now. 

Thank you 

sherry123
Posts: 27
Joined: Feb 2017

The doctor probably only tell you the good side, hide the bad side for the surgery. For people at 75 years old, probably any surgery will be harmful. For you dad's age, any thing happpend doctors will say it's your dad's own health caused the problem. When I am at that age, I won't let any doctor touch me, experienment on me, they can kill you and get away from it.

Mgennaro
Posts: 2
Joined: Mar 2017

Because he was a "good" 75 the doctor went thru with the surgery . Unfortunately if he didn't have the surgery he probably wouldn't be here right now. Didn't have a choice. 

lthenderson
Posts: 19
Joined: Feb 2017

I think the hardest thing for me to understand is that brain cancer kills brains cells. Surgery also removes and thus kills some healthy brain cells along with the ones the cancer killed. Those cells are permanently gone and aren't coming back. Brains are remarkable and can sometimes rewire itself to compensate for those cells that are missing but it is often a slow process. Your father might be able to fully rewire his brain with time but in many cases, we have to adapt ourselves to live/love our loved one the way they are now post surgery. 

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