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A Daughter’s Cry

Published on August 12, 2014 in Share Your Story

A Daughter’s Cry


My mother was diagnosed with a meningioma brain tumor. Although I know little about it; all we knew was that it was benign. A couple of years ago my mother had trouble with her left side of her body, mainly her legs, and we attributed that to tiredness from work, old age. We never thought it was a tumor much less a brain tumor. When she had it checked, her primary doctor said it was a benign brain tumor. Immediately our hearts ached because her neurologist said she needed surgery. It was the size of a golf ball. When they operated they only could get 40% of the tumor which means that 60% of the tumor remains in my mother’s head. After the surgery I felt and still feel like part of me is gone. She was very confused after surgery (as I’m writing this it is her third day after surgery), she suffered temporary memory loss, is very weak and as a daughter I feel helpless. I know this is normal, but for me this is not. This is a painful process for my mother and those around her 🙁 Yesterday I visited her showing her a picture of her and my deceased father and she asked “those are your parents?” It hurts because it is my mother and I’m only 26. This happened so fast. Then I asked her who I was and she answerd my daughter Anamaria. I was so happy to hear those words. The first two days were the hardest but now I see her progress daily. I give glory and honor to God because He has kept her through it all. I know its a time process but it gets hard for me. Those who been through this or are still growing keep my mother & family in your prayers and I will do the same. I need all the support and help from this community who been there and are still going through it. xoxo anamaria

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