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      Edward S

      I’m a engineer at a small company, a husband, a dad to two kids, and have a inoperable ‘benign’ BT in 1/4 of my brain…talk about headaches! Here are some things I learned that helps headaches:

      • Yoga – nothing fancy. Quite time stretching
      • Tramadol – powerful, non-narcotic pain killer, works when OTC pain killers fail.
      • Get a 30 degree bed wedge/pillow. Keeping your head elevated when lying down helps a lot
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      Mary B

      I have these headaches too. I find that I process things much slower compared to before surgery(10/11). And the struggle to find words at times most frustrating. the acceptance of the new normal is hard: headaches, seizures, mental changes.. Actually, I am still trying to find my new normal, it is an evolving thing. I still am of work, not driving, due to seizures and have just recently been venturing out in public more. It took me months to want to even go to any place more public than my family doctor’s office(small office),: a trip to cleveland clinic amin campus, a large teaching hospital, was as intimidating as it gets. I would visit family and friends, as one feels “safe” with their acceptance of the changes. Am seeing aa neuropsych for first time. and having testing soon, ordered by NS and NO, to get advice on dealing, coping and compensating for neural defects. I also want to tell people that this is not the real me. On positive note, vision is much improved, after many months of it being worse than before surgery even.

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      Maria T

      I have been getting headaches a lot at school when I try too hard to think of things and I’ve been wondering if its a bad thing like its my brain saying hey calm down! Or if its like a muscle that gets sore when its exercised but its a good thing. Before I started school my brother told me something really simple that stuck with me. He said don’t worry if its hard because school is supposed to be hard. It kind of made everything better when I thought about that. I guess when I look at life that way it makes it easier too. That probably sounds counter intuitive but life’s just been kind of hard for a while and it seems like acceptance is the best path. I think I’m rambling now and additionally avoiding my presentation I should be working on so I guess I’ll sign out for now.

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