Tomorrow marks six weeks since surgery! No matter how fast (or slow) the days go by, one thing is always consistent: God always provides.
Each day I grow stronger and the pain/brain swelling become less! I feel better than I have in a year! For the past 12 months, I battled symptoms inconsistently all the while being told it was a staph infection in my sinuses. Even as the symptoms grew to be debilitating, I’m so thankful that my ENT doctor finally pursued an MRI and found the cystic tumor. It was truly the answer to my prayer to finally find the reason for my pain.
This week I have seen more improvement. Praise God! 6-12 weeks is when most patients begin to feel the true relief from surgery, Dr. Shahinian reassured me.
My goal is to move back to Tuscaloosa on Sunday. I cannot contain my excitement!! I am not pushing things, but I have to set realistic goals. My days have been consumed with school and physical therapy but I am perfectly happy with that. (Nobody tells you how much harder online classes are). The work load is overwhelming but I’m so thankful that I feel well enough to tackle it all. My school workload requires my full attention 8 hours a day/6 days a week. It can be trying looking at the computer for such a length of time (the visual disturbances are still present), but I am determined to stay on top of my assignments.
I have been so humbled by the amount of people that have been brought to my blog. We have reached 32 countries and I have received emails and comments from many patients looking for direction and answers.
Remember, if you are experiencing chronic pain and symptoms never give up and pursue answers.
I recently had an interview with our local paper, The North Jefferson News and here’s the link: http://www.njeffersonnews.com/local/x31533394/-God-gave-it-to-me-for-a-reason-Gardendale-teen-recovers-from-brain-tumor