Re: Symptoms after Brain Surgery
I had a brain tumor removed in August 2003 and was pretty much back to life as normal within a couple of weeks. I think it must depend on the size and location of the tumor as to what the symptoms must be.
The one thing that really bothered me (but luckily someone else warned me before surgery that this would probably happen) was starting about the third day after surgery, I started noticing a ticking sound every once in a while in my head. The next day, it turned into a sloshing sound and by the third and fourth day, there was a constant sloshing noise (almost like the ocean was rolling around in my head) which only intensified if I bent over or laid down. It was maddening because there was nothing I could do to stop it. Fortunately, the noises just stopped after about the fifth day. I asked my neurosurgeon about it later, and he just told me it was the brain adapting to the fact that some of it had been removed and so blood was flowing around in there to more or less fill up the empty space. Pretty freaky. Other than that, everything else seemed more or less normal.