A bit of an update, and some interesting new health findings. My tenuous optimism and improvements from before didn't last too long. I am still pretty much exactly where I was before, although my dizziness is a lot better. I still struggle with extreme fatigue, depression, concentration problems, and the like.
So I went to the doctor again begging for help. After running a load of tests, it turns out I have very low testosterone. I am only 25. Average levels for someone my age are over 600 ng/dl, and mine just two days ago was 180 and a few days before about 225 which qualifies me for hypogonadism. Further blood testing seems to indicate that the problem is with my hypothalamus or pituitary gland. It could be another tumor, or some type of damage. I am being referred to an endocrinologist.
This could certainly explain all of the symptoms I am having, and although it doesn't immediately seem like an AN issue, it might be related and my doctor said as much. My tumor was a pretty big one, and its positioning and growth had it really pushing towards the center of my brain pushing my brain stem completely to the side. The hypothalamus is somewhat close. Could the tumor have compressed it, or could it have been damaged during ~26 hours of brain surgery, or even afterward when my head was swollen to the size of a hot air balloon?
I don't know yet, but hopefully I will have answers soon. Has anyone ever heard of anything like this happening from translab before? They may be totally unrelated, however my lifelong string of health problems seems easier to swallow if they are related. It will be at least a month before I can see an endo, and maybe sometime after that I can get on hormone replacement therapy and feel better.
Thanks for the support,