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How I survive Benign Brain Surgery–after 42 years

Published on May 15, 2018 in Share Your Story

During October 1976, I entered the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. The Intern called my wife living in the Bahamas said that an operation had to be performed the following morning and I had a 50% chance to either live or die. After the 6 hour operation, I went into the intensive care unit where tubes were located all over my body. After a number of days, I was released and sent home. My eyes were not coordinating and a black patch had to be placed over the right eye.

It has been over 40 years yet, I am still having challenges with my balance. My left leg is weak and I struggle to walk a straight line.

I am seeing a the same Neurologist who write out prescriptions for time to time. Prayer is the answer for my survival.

Opinions expressed within this story belong solely to the author and do not reflect the views or opinions of the National Brain Tumor Society.

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