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Cancerbro - Fighting stage 2 Astrocytoma. Surgery scheduled for next month. Praying for it.
rachel.brink Brain Cancer
Posted on March 9, 2019, 6:27 p.m.
Fighting stage 2 Astrocytoma. Surgery scheduled for next month. Praying for it.
hi everyone! my name is rachel and i’m 25 years young living in the USA! january 2015 i went to the hospital for confusion and they discovered something on my brain. i remember being wheeled back for an MRI & it felt like a dream. after being told i could go home, i was informed that i had to stay & be monitored overnight. i was released and referred to a neurosurgeon who performed a biopsy may 2015. it came back grade 2 astrocytoma in my occipital lobe. september 2015 i had the surgery to remove it & he removed 100% of it! i had scans every six months at first and they were great, so they changed it to every nine months. during this, my original neurologist decided to help those in hospice so i have a new neurologist now. my scans have been great (or so i thought) i’ve been told it’s scar tissue for the past two years, but march 1 2019 i had an MRI & was able to see that it is back and i need to have another surgery for it. i have a 2.5 year old son now and i have to find a balance with everything going on. surgery is scheduled for next month and i am praying it didn’t progress into the next stage. happy to have you all so i can relate to others!