Hello everyone. I am a newly diagnosed 28 year old. Originally the doctor who performed my MRI in the ER said I was having a stroke, as I was presenting with right sided numbness and facial droop. Long and behold I was seen by a neurologist who said it appears to be a glioma. She sent me to the neurosurgeon 2 months ago and now I am having an awake craniotomy as the tumor is growing. I am a bit scared as I just the thought of being awake frightens me alone. Has anyone else gone through this? Can you please share your experience? My anxiety and depression has sky rocketed and the seizures and language deficits have really interfered with my life. I am just a bit scared and am looking to connect with others who may be experiencing the same feelings of anxiety. During the surgery they will perform a biopsy to determine the specific type and grade. Guess this is pretty common to do the biopsy at the same time of resectioning?
Thanks Ya Guys!