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JLR

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Re: are you still as sharp mentally ?
« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2019, 05:18:11 am »
Yes, me too.  Sometimes In conversation I have to concentrate very very hard to find the right words. Often I forget what I'm looking for and have to retrace my steps. Somehow during surgery with our brain exposed and with many tools something was rewired. But, I always say things could be worse but are they?

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Re: are you still as sharp mentally ?
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2019, 04:49:33 pm »
Hello everyone,

I was forced to give up my job as a medical office assistant/medical transcriptionist 4 years after my Acoustic Neuroma surgery. I underwent through a psychiatric assessment, and I was diagnosed with a depressive disorder. I associate this diagnosis with the Acoustic Neuroma surgery. Thankfully to my God Yahweh, I have been in remission for many years. My God gave me my sanity back, and He has blessed me with 2 grandchildren that keep me very happy and busy. I'm a happy human being again.

Maria Odete

Surgical Team: Dr. Fraser Noel, ENT/Neuro-Otologist, Victoria, B.C. Canada and Dr. Michael Boyd, Neurosurgeon, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Totally resected 3.5 cm Acoustic Neuroma
Year of Surgery: 1992

PSALM 83:18:"Let men know that You,Whose name Alone is YAHWEH,are the Supreme Head over  all the earth!"-The Holy Scriptures
Isaiah 46:4 "Even to your old age, I am He, and even to gray hairs I will carry you! ..."-The Holy Scripture

Maria Odete

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Re: are you still as sharp mentally ?
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2019, 12:50:51 pm »
Hi,

I'm adding this to my previous post: It's a well-established fact that depressive disorders cause brain fog,thus impairing brain acuity.


Maria Odete

Dr. Fraser Noel, ENT/Neuro-Otologist, Victoria,B.C.,Canada and Dr. Michael Boyd, Neurosurgeon,Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Totally resected 3.5 cm Acoustic Neuroma
Year of Surgery: 1992

PSALM 83:18:"Let men know that You,Whose name Alone is YAHWEH,are the Supreme Head over  all the earth!"-The Holy Scriptures
Isaiah 46:4 "Even to your old age, I am He, and even to gray hairs I will carry you! ..."-The Holy Scripture

Maria Odete

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Re: are you still as sharp mentally ?
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2019, 03:34:58 pm »
I translated my post  into Portuguese, my mother tongue, to help those who don't understand the English language and who understand the Portuguese language. I hope you don't mind.

Traduzido para Portugues.

Ola a todos,

Desculpem-me por omitir os acentos na letras proprias. Este forum nao oferece esse recurso.

Aqui vai parte da minha historia pertinente do Neuroma do Acustico que fui diagnosticada em 1992:

Fui forcada a desistir do meu trabalho secular que exerci como assistente de consultorio medico/transcritora 4 anos apos a minha operacao do Neuroma do Acustico. Fui submitida a uma avaliacao psiquiatrica, e fui diagnosticada com uma disordem depressiva. Eu associo este diagnostico com a surgeria do neuroma do Acustico. Gracas ao meu Deus Yahweh ( o Deus da Biblia), tenho estado em remissao por muitos anos. O meu Deus deu-me a minha sanidade novamente, e Ele abencoou-me com 2 netinhos que me fazem muito feliz e ocupada. Sou um ser humano feliz novamente.

E um fato bem-establecido que as desordens depressivas causam nevoeiro cerebral, portanto afetando assim a acuidade cerebral.

Maria Odete

Equipe Cirurgica: Doutor Fraser Noel, Especialista de doencas  do nariz,ouvidos e garganta/Neurotologista ,Victoria, Columbia Britanica, Canada e Doutor Michael Boyd, Neurocirugiao, Vancouver, Columbia Britanica, Canada


Versos Biblicos: Salmo 83:18-Isaias 46:4-Levitico 20:26- Jeremias 29:11
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Totally resected 3.5 cm Acoustic Neuroma
Year of Surgery: 1992

PSALM 83:18:"Let men know that You,Whose name Alone is YAHWEH,are the Supreme Head over  all the earth!"-The Holy Scriptures
Isaiah 46:4 "Even to your old age, I am He, and even to gray hairs I will carry you! ..."-The Holy Scripture

Maria Odete

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Re: are you still as sharp mentally ?
« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2019, 08:55:34 am »
Ola,

Errei ortograficamente: Em vez de digitar corretamente a palavra cirurgia no texto acima, digitei em erro : descrevi "surgeria".

As minhas desculpas.

Maria Odete
Totally resected 3.5 cm Acoustic Neuroma
Year of Surgery: 1992

PSALM 83:18:"Let men know that You,Whose name Alone is YAHWEH,are the Supreme Head over  all the earth!"-The Holy Scriptures
Isaiah 46:4 "Even to your old age, I am He, and even to gray hairs I will carry you! ..."-The Holy Scripture

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Re: are you still as sharp mentally ?
« Reply #20 on: August 18, 2019, 01:05:59 pm »
Glad to hear you are in remission from your depressive disorder (and have the beautiful grand children), Maria Odete.

I really appreciate this thread becuase it can feel lonely when knowing that it is a bit more difficult to keep up, and can add to the feelings of loneliness.  I just made my 1 year mark post surgery and 4-5 months post CK, realized the other day that my ability to be productive (e.g. both work full time AND do things around the house) is so much better than just 3 months ago.  I still go to bed earlier than most, but there is hope out there!
Jami
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5/17/18: 2.7 x 2.2 x 2.1cm
8/12/18 right retrosigmoid craniotomy @UNC
8/15/18: 1.0 x 0.4 x 0.4 cm
3/04/19: 1.0 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm
4/23/19 Cyber Knife treatment

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Re: are you still as sharp mentally ?
« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2019, 02:12:14 pm »
Dear Jami,

Thank you for your encouragement and compliments. Yes, I have 2 beautiful grandchildren,indeed.

I'm glad that you are more productive now than 3 months ago. That's a big improvement. Get plenty of rest.

All the best to you.

Maria Odete
Totally resected 3.5 cm Acoustic Neuroma
Year of Surgery: 1992

PSALM 83:18:"Let men know that You,Whose name Alone is YAHWEH,are the Supreme Head over  all the earth!"-The Holy Scriptures
Isaiah 46:4 "Even to your old age, I am He, and even to gray hairs I will carry you! ..."-The Holy Scripture

 


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