No tears. Just determination. Yes things have changed a little for me. This is a preliminary post to let you know what is going on. Last week started to develop weakness on my left side and tremors in my hand making typing very difficult. On Sunday things definitely went downhill I lost all control of my left side. And how do you find out these things? But by falling very
hard. After a trip to the emergency room, the ER doctor reviewed my MRI from Wednesday and was able to confirm not cancer or tumor growth, but cerebral edema, which is related to both the tumour removal and radiation treatment. I am now on a medication that is both steroid and anti-inflammatory to reduce the swelling. It is now over 24 hours later and I still have weakness on my left side but I can at least move my leg and arm myself. I can’t type yet, thank goodness for speech-to-text apps.
Please don’t ask me any more about the edema as I do not know and we’ll have more answers myself on Friday when I talk to my radiation oncologist.
So. No tears. Just determination. It’s not cancer which is awesome but I now have mobility issues, which is where the determination comes in.
Live. Laugh. Thrive.