Brain tumor survivor 30 years later.
I was diagnosed with a benign meningioma on the left occipital lobe at age 21. Now, I am 52 years old. At 21, I felt immortal and did not take the surgery or recovery seriously. At the time, I just wanted to get rid of my headaches and seizures.
When I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, only CT Scans existed and laser surgery was at its beginning. I ended up having surgery and had an incredible doctor. After the surgery, I still had headaches and seizures, but the frequency and strength greatly diminished. I also did lose my sight in the upper right quadrant, but my body adjusted very quickly. Over the years, I have lived a completely normal life. I became the department chairman at the high school level. More recently, I have retired and golf every day. Staying in shape is essential.