Thanks Jim!I went to the e.r. a day after my post!Had edema in both feet and ankles.The e.r. doctor could not confirm that the swelling was a result of my tumor removal or the VP shunt!I was low on potassium,given pills for that,also a script for some water pills to reduce the swelling...I was fortunate to get in to see my neurologist today,Monday the 8Th...At first I am seen by a nurse practitioner who I have dealt with before and explained about my feet,my constant fatigue,my headaches,wa,wa,etc.All real going ons with me!She stated that she did not think the surgery's had anything to do with my edema either.She stated that it could be liver,kidney,or degenitive heart disease! Lovely I said!Sure is funny though that I never tested for any of the above,and told her that since all this has come about I have felt worse than before! >:(She asked about my past life style,(I'll be 57 soon) did I drink,did I ever smoke,on and on! I must state right now that I am sooooooo pissed it's unimaginable!.. >:
..Yes I drank,no i never smoked!..Saved by the Dr...The fatigue he explained maybe because the procedure was long and involved.(I walked in off the street as my first post states into an e.r.because of severe headaches.. was cat scanned.. tumor found... was taken to another facility,then another..a large AN tumor removed.. and almost 4 weeks later was sent to a nursing facility then home..)Headaches were somewhat normal,he said the shunt was working fine,but...he showed me on his laptop an x-ray of my head and stated.."We didn't get it all!..We'll have to use radiation via gamma knife"! I'm in shock as I was told back in April that he got it all! Then he told the N.P to set me up to have ultrasound on both feet,legs tomorrow, his words.... to "check for blood clots"and walked out!..So whats really going on?I am at wits end! Theres more to all this then meets the eye!
I have read many posts here,I must say that I feel something has changed in me dramaticly since my surgery's.Whats up!