Tumor can never be fully removed due to it's location next to the main artery that runs down the center of the brain. They can excise as much as possible, then follow on radiation of some sort to prevent future growth, depending on if it is benign or cancerous.
Thank you for your input. Let me ask you, since we are both in that pp ms age bracket, did you have sudden onset of symptoms, i.e. within a couple of weeks?
I'm really sorry to hear about the tumor. I hope they're able to get a whole lot of it (be sure to ask about cyberknife), and whatever is left stays small...
I went from intermittent paresthesia ('tingling' isn't really the right word) in my feet on Thanksgiving 2009 to all 4 limbs (and all the time) by Feb. 2010, with additional symptoms coming and going ever since (spasticity and one I haven't figured out how to describe that I think of as "electric torso"). Looking back, I might have had a few brief episodes of spasticity (but not anything I'd call an "attack") before that.
One of the first things I learned after my dx was that every new episode of symptoms is not necessarily due to new nerve damage. It's usually just the same old damaged nerves looking for new ways to entertain you...
Best of luck,
Thanks for the input Mark. My left leg weakness, walking with a cane and right eye blurriness was something that happened really quick. Basically within a couple of weeks. 4 months later and now my right hand tremor comes and goes, but the blurry vision and left leg weakness has stayed the same getting no better or worse. Vicodin and epidural injections help manage the leg pain. The aphasia is also a real treat.
Of course, I am still waiting on a confirmed diagnosis, but all the symptoms seem to point directly to MS. Again, thanks for your input. It's good to be able to talk with others going through the same things. Happy holidays.