Brain Tumor

Hi everyone. I just wanted to share a bit about myself. I starred having horrible migraines around 4 years ago. The kind where I had to miss work, cancel plans, pretty much in tears all the time. All this time I seen my doctor telling him about my migraines, and I was always told to quit being so stressed out lol. I’ll jump to last fall. I was driving to work (with head pain) but this time it was different . I was spinning, faint and drove myself to the E.R. instead of work ( yep, I got in trouble for this) the Dr. Looked at me and said ‘You have vertigo and go home and sleep. Umm ok. I did. Within a week I felt worst ( I work for Aldi, and I went to work and had to go home) anyway, I went right back to E.R and demanded a m.r.i . After convincing them, I had one done. Two hours later a team of Drs came in and said I had a large brain tumor( I’ve probably had it 8 years) I had brain surgery last fall.

Because of that tumor I’ve lost my balance, hearing in my left ear and I have daily migraines. Because I’m unable to fulfill my job at Aldi. They terminated my employment after 25 years there.. I’d give anything to not deal with migraines anymore but I’m grateful that nasty tumor is gone. It was almost on my brain stem, how scary.. I thank God everyday for my good days.. xoxo. Kat

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  • Marenator2000
    11 months ago

    I applaud you for sticking with it despite all the difficult days you go through. I feel the same way. I had a brain tumor almost 20 years ago when I was 19. The pain with headaches and migraines has continued this whole time. I have been going to therapy just to have someone tell me there are positive things going on. At least we have life!

  • Ellen H
    11 months ago

    I am speechless. I am so glad you were persistent in having the MRI. But what a lousy deal to lose your balance and half your hearing and now to have daily migraines. Peace. — Ellen H.

  • LizShelton
    12 months ago

    You are a brave and admirable lady! I can’t believe how patients in constant, debilitating pain who are obviously very sick with something have to beg or demand to have tests. So many doctors these days just throw pills at you and tell you to go home without even trying to help you; they get paid regardless and you’re just a number to them, so they don’t care. I realize not all doctors are like this but it seems more are than are not. I am so glad they found your tumor and were able to remove it, and I hope and pray that your migraines stop altogether and that your hearing and balance improve. Blessings and best wishes for you.

  • Luna
    12 months ago

    Courage!

  • Nancy Harris Bonk moderator
    12 months ago

    Hi Kat!

    Oh my goodness – how frightening! I’m sorry you had to go through it, but happy to hear your tumor has been resolved.

    I hope the remaining pain lessens over time, I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

    Thank you for sharing – I hope to hear more from you soon,
    Nancy

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