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Brain surgery to remove a colloid cyst

Organized by: Roger Williams JR

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This is a benign brain tumor that typically grows in the third ventricle. As far as brain tumors go, it's one of the better ones to have, I guess. That's only in relation to the cancerous ones that spread, though. A colloid cyst tends to block the flow of cerebro-spinal fluid through the brain, causing hydrocephalus. Long story short, they plucked it out endoscopically and I was supposed to be done with it aside from the ventricular drain/conversation piece that looks like a little horn. I'm sure this confirms the suspicions of many people that I do, in fact, have something wrong in my head.

A couple weeks ago, I visited the ER and found out the cyst had regrown. Due to its location, it is causing intermittent confusion, fatigue, right-side weakness that's similar to a stroke, and legendary headaches.

I'm an IT consultant by trade. Having a tired, confused person working on servers and interacting with clients doesn't fill my boss with confidence that I won't go full potato and really screw something up. They can't be expected to pay me to sit around and wait for the glacial wheels at Blue Cross to turn. I have about a week's worth of vacation time left and a month or more before surgery can happen. Once it does, the hospital stay and copays are likely going to rival my wife's student loan debt.

The past few years have been a struggle to keep our heads above water, mostly from financially recovering from the last surgery's expenses. We were making it, though barely. Every option has been exhausted and everything with monetary value has been sold. This is my last resort. Thank you for reading.



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