Wednesday, May 19, 2010
When I found out on November 13, 2008 that I had a brain tumor, my neurologist insisted that I needed to see a neurosurgeon immediately. He referred me to one doctor and wished me well. I researched that neurosurgeon, noted he was the head of the neurosurgery department at his hospital and then decided to schedule an appointment with him.
He no longer accepted my insurance. He had recently switched from private practice and was only based at the hospital. The hospital did not accept my insurance. Fun.
The search for a neurosurgeon began.
How on earth do you search for a neurosurgeon? It wasn't simple googling. What criteria should I use? How would I even know if this was a good neurosurgeon or not? It was difficult. After some tears (lots of tears), I finally settled on making an appointment with one. I didn't know much about him. However, I was limited my insurance.
I saw Dr T on November 24, 2008. The email I sent to my friends the day after:
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
So much has happened in my life over the last few months and even weeks. I have been itching to update this blog for a while. However, I have been extremely busy. It is time to get all my thoughts down though before I forget more than I have.
The main thing I want to do is to get all the information down about my brain surgery. It was difficult finding information and stories about persons going through brain surgery (or at least similar type of brain surgery). I hope that by writing it all down here, I can provide some information for others.