Tag: brain tumor

Halloween is the worst day and happiest day of my life

Halloween has a different meaning for our family since 10/31/2012. It was the worst day and the best day of my life. On that day my son went through brain surgery to remove his cancerous brain tumor. The journey was tough in the beginning with complications and those memories will forever be etched in my... Read more »

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can affect anyone, even me

October 31st is not Halloween to me anymore. No, I am not against Halloween. I still pass out candy to the kids who dress up and ring my doorbell. In fact, I love seeing the children in the neighborhood wearing their costumes excited to see what treat I have for them. You see, on October... Read more »

October 31st haunts me because of memories, not Halloween

October 31st, Halloween–a favorite holiday for not only children but for many adults too. I used to love Halloween, even when it was cold or raining (okay, maybe only liked a little on those days). I remember taking my own children around trick or treating hoping that they would get lots of Kit Kat candy... Read more »
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My son had a brain tumor removed on Halloween of this year.  His recovery was complicated by numerous seizures which kept him in the ICU for 8 days.   He was on a great deal of sedating medications to suppress his seizures so he remembers very little of his stay in the ICU except for... Read more »
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