View Single Post
Old 07-12-2009, 08:37 AM   #1
gail300 gail300 is offline
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: canada
Posts: 25
gail300 HB User
Post brain surgery

My friend had a brain tumor removed about 6 weeks ago. After the surgery she experienced blurred vision, slurred speech and the inability to walk due to lack of balance. These symptoms are still there ....also she sleeps about 20 hours a day and has to be awakened in the mornings ....she has no interest in anything but does eat her 3 meals a day only because her partner is making them for her...she is 59 years old and this brain tumor resulted from breast cancer which occurred about 9 years ago. Is this normal that she is sleeping so much? She has to take a steroid to reduce the swelling of the brain and I think it is DECADRON OR DEXATRON...I'm not sure of the correct spelling...the surgeon says everyone responds differently from brain surgery and cannot say when this brain fatigue will go away....Can someone help me with information about this??? thank you.