Apr 27th 2017 by mishaamerika • 16 Questions • 94 Points
I am a 26 year old father that has brain cancer. I had a tangerine-sized grade II oligoastrocytoma tumor removed 14 months ago from my right-frontal lobe. I completed one month of radiation treatment, and took the oral chemotherapy drug Temodar on a cycle for 5 months. Since January 1st, I have completed all of my treatments, and I will continue to get regular MRIs every 6 months - AMA!
PROOF: 1) Here is me about to get radiated.. http://imgur.com/gsz5XdC
2) Me with my hair mostly gone after radiated.. https://imgur.com/a/4yuk0 (at the MN Medical Cannabis dispensary LeafLine)
3) My 5K Run/Walk Sponsorship fundraiser for Brain Tumors research link: https://www.wizathon.com/walktoendbraintumors-mn/?p=display&action=participant_Page&id=39046 )))))))))))))! (PS Feel free to donate money to brain cancer research here, ::wink::)
Let's do this! EDIT SOME MORE PHOTOS
One of first MRI post-op I saw(It got worse in other ones, but obv this still looks bad): http://imgur.com/a/Y98Yk
angle 2: http://imgur.com/a/QQYuy
My radiation mask: http://imgur.com/a/Q8kBG
MY SKULL STAPLED SHUT(Somewhat graphic, beware): http://imgur.com/a/3THl4
Hey dude , how are you? I just wish you good luck and that everything works out for you and your family.
Thanks) Well, now I am much better than the first 12 months. I saw very minimal cognitive improvement initially, and only started to get significantly better after I stopped taking Trazodone. I would feel like shit everyday. I couldn't do basic things like make a salad of breakfast, so my wife pretty much had to take care of me and our daughter at the same time. I couldn't focus very much at all. Couldn't drive for several months. Went to parks a lot. It was a very very long recovery, at least from my perspective. But things I feel are genuinely getting better now: I have much less physical pain/uncomfort and my mental condition has improved noticeably :) Thanks :)
http://imgur.com/a/3THl4 :O I also have some crazy MRI shots around I can try to dig up where it looks like HUGE part of brain is missing
Why were you not sleeping for such long periods of time?
Researching random shit on the internet, video games, trying to learn/speak Russian, I get involved in things obsessively and can't sleep if I don't feel that I have had enough completion or "closure of thought".
I saw a comment asking about radiation and that mask that they make out of vax. Don't you feel claustrophobic/get scared when your head isn't able to move? I mean I would freak out.
Edit: Do you enjoy winter sports? Like snowboarding or skiing.
There is a very very small mm that your head is able to move, and it latches down pretty good. The whole procedure is pretty short, so the whole time I am just thinking about my stillness.