Fifteen years ago my husband had a Mengeinoma tumor removed by Laser from between the 2 frontal lobes. At that time the Neurosurgeon told him they did not know the long-term outcome as had to heat the brain while getting all of it , which might cause short-term memory loss or a condition similar to Alzhiemers. Since that time he has continued to work 3 days a week doing electrical work in the automotive field. This is detailed work requireing concentration. In the last 2 years ( now 69 yrs old ) he has found his ability to do this easily was slipping along with tireing easily, having electrical zaps up his spine, memory problems. More recently, he has stopped working due to inability to retain familiar facts also complains of his mind being too tired to think by afternoon, tho is fairly sharp in the mornings. He has a problem with feeling the right eye pulsating at times, sees double in just that eye and Anxiety attacks and times of confusion.
He has seen his Neurosurgeon and had 1 MRI read which showed no return tumor but is due for another more detailed one next week, then a neurologist on the 18th. It was noted that there is some Atrophy in the area where the tumor was removed. Physically, he seems to be in good shape, but no Labs yet. Has Arthritis and a lot of back/ Neck problems. He has always been very sensitive to bright light and has a hard time useing his eyes to read, tho can drive at present fine.
His GP prescribed meds for chronic High Blood Pressure and Ativan for Anxiety. Both seem to give some relief, until the Ativan wears off but it also makes him drowsy. Twice in past years he was told that he was in " burnout " which relates to Adrenal insufficiency and from what I can read the symptoms seem to be very close to what he is feeling. He complains that he cannot follow thru to with things that he knows how to do as if something is sealed off in the brain or interrupting in his carrying out actions.
Can someone please respond they have experienced this.
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