I haven't told you guys, but this past year my sister was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor. The first sign was when she was on the phone with my mother. My mother heard her fall and then some odd, un-explainable noises, so she rushed over to her place to find out what had happened. When she got to her place and knocked on the door, my sister answered like nothing had happened. It turns out that she had a seizure and has been having them quite possibly for a few years.. maybe even since she was around 12-13. (she's 21 now 22 this november) Over the past year she's been in and out of the hospital for tests, etc. She went into an epilepsy unit and was forced to have 3 grand mals for the doctor to determine whether or not it was operable. (i assume, anyway) I am not sure what the type of surgery is called that she will be having, but I have watched a few videos on it and know that she will be awake for the entire procedure. This is so the doctor knows whether or not what he is doing is harming her or not. A few times we called the ambulance because she turned blue during the seizures. That is normal, but it took a while to figure it out. Today, she got the call confirming that a spot for surgery was available this Friday. She has chosen to take it and as you can imagine is quite stressed. I myself am also stressing now since with surgery, there is always a margin for complications. Hopefully the tumor has not caused permanent damage and her seizures will be gone. After the surgery is going to be hard. She will lose her ability to speak and will have to learn all over again. That is the only thing I know about so far. I appreciate you taking the time to read this and am grateful for the PureOC Forums!
I am sorry if this doesn't make much sense or isn't really to the point... I'm not in the right mindset at the moment.