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Posted by Hope on September 08, 2000 at 11:52:03:

In Reply to: Seizures due to fibroid brain tumor; answers needed. posted by Joyce Hickman on September 03, 2000 at 14:50:04:

Hello, Joyce. I had surgery on my left temporal lobe to remove a tumor. It was actually diagnosed as intractable epilepsy, they didn't even know I had a tumor until the pathology test of my brain tissue after the surgery!
first, if your granddaughter "felt" like she had a small seizure, if they were smaller than previously and she had not taken her meds, it's very possible that it was merely the withdrawls sensations.
Second, if the tumor was/is benign (non-milignant) then no it is not ganna grow back!
Third, her physical activity should be observed. As her brain is probably still trying to heal from the trauma to it during surgery. Taking care of yourself after surgery is very vital for the longterm success.
Fourth, personally, I wouldn't let the docs up her meds, she's 10 years old. Them drugs are hardy, it's not even as easy as staying drunk 24/7. Her regular dose before surgery should be plenty adequate during the healing process. And I will emphasize, HEALING, taking care of her health and no motor cycles or no physical gravitational vibrations which are going to annoy the muscle in the brain because when you irritate an injured muscle, what happens....Inflamation. Wish you the best. Just thought i'd put my 2cents in for you, to help out. Hope

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