Re: post brain tumor
No two tumors are alike, nor are the recoveries, but I think it's safe to say our brain is our most personal organ. However successful a surgery, until you've had your brain tinkered with, it's so hard to understand the after effects and very important to be mindful of after care. I'm 7 years post op and it has been super hard. My first question would be what are the prescriptions she's taking? If any, please research and carefully assess them. Is she watching any/lots of T.V.? If so, I don't think that's helpful in recovery b/c we zone out. I've hardly watched TV in 7 years. It takes a long time to stabilize and if the after care hasn't been with lots of love and nurture the process is even harder. Educating myself and talking - to anyone who would appear to be listening was helpful. A traumatic brain injury group was the best I felt in relating to anyone, but I didn't stay with it - it scared me & all hell was breaking loose in my life. Nothing like being around others who know the drill tho. Maybe a good therapist? Anything to get her engaged in life again. I have some very strong opinions about BigPharma, Doctors, Surgeons and the Medical Boards too, for that matter.........ghrrrrrrrrr. Love and laughter doesn't come in a bottle but when it's authentic it goes a very long ways. Physical affection. A real hug...one that feels like a squeeze, every hour on the hour!
Last edited by LaDeeDah; 03-31-2011 at 06:24 PM.
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