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Julie S. Patient Expert

Panama City, Florida
The Brain Tumor Journal blog (braintumorjournal.blogspot.com) is my mother's story of her 30+ years of experiences associated with meningioma brain tumors . She wrote her story to help others that face the same challenges and disabilities that she faced. She wrote this journal over a period of... Full Bio
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Physicians’ Reports Preceding Brain Surgery by Julie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Physicians’ Reports – Sally Spends The Night Neither did I know Eleanor was taking notes on what the physicians were reporting to her in privat ... Read on »
DISCHARGED after Meningioma Surgery by Julie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I became so bored, and so lonesome....just lying there hour after hour........day in and day out. Some visitor, other than family, would come every now and then, but not ... Read on »
Getting Better, Then a Setback by Julie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Finally, the bulky dressing was cut off of my bald head and the drain tube and the sack were both removed. In its place I was given a soft little skull cap like the one I ... Read on »
My Friends with Brain Tumors are Now Dead by Julie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Bill D. from Columbia came visit one day and told me he had given a blood replacement in my name. What a nice thing to do! (He has died now from an inoperable br ... Read on »
Speech test "METHODIST-EPISCOPAL" by Julie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health One day Dr. Paysinger, when making his post-operative rounds at the hospital, came in my room and asked me if I could say ''Methodist-Episcopal''. I, being a Methodist an ... Read on »
The Problem with VISITORS by Julie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I was so bored. I couldn't enjoy television because I couldn't comprehend well enough to understand what was being said or to follow what was going on. It sounded like on ... Read on »
Speech Therapy Started by Julie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Penny N., a friend of Eleanor's who had majored in Speech Correction at Columbia College, was living in Columbia at this time. Eleanor contacted her and told her my condi ... Read on »
After Surgery: Struggling with Speech Deficiency & Paralysis by Julie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I was having a lot of trouble trying to manage with only one hand and that one hand being my left. I had always been right-handed. And because I couldn't speak and could ... Read on »
I Needed Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Help by Julie S. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health As I lay in my bed in the private room I was feeling especially lonesome and alone, even though Eleanor and Jack were sitting at the foot of my bed talking with each othe ... Read on »
I Am Still Me, Though My Brain is not Right by Julie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Monday morning early Visit: Jack (my husband), and Eleanor Eleanor’s notes: “Dr. Clark, one of four surgeons in with Dr. Paysinger, offered to order Physical ... Read on »
Brain Tumor Removal Left Paralysis & Speech Impairment by Julie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Sat. 11:00 A.M. Visit: Jack (my husband) Notes taken by my daughter, Eleanor “Mama's condition unchanged. No speech.” I had no rude awakening a ... Read on »
Largest Meningioma Tumor Doctor Had Ever Seen by Julie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Physician's Report Fri. 2:30 P.M. Dr. Dial Notes taken by my daughter, Eleanor “The meningioma was the big ... Read on »
CHALLENGE and GOAL by Julie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Before I found the second tumor, I had been a very active person playing tennis maybe three times a week, being treasurer of the St. Andrews United Methodist Women and tr ... Read on »
Seizures: My Personal Experience by Julie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Seizures: My Personal Experience Sometimes a seizure may be so slight that no visible signs are seen in spite of the fact that the nerve endings in the elbow and ... Read on »
What are seizures? by Julie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health What are seizures? 1. Seizures are a physical condition, not an emotional or a mental state. They are more apt to occur if the person is under stress, is greatly ... Read on »
SEIZURES by Julie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Soon after I got home I was told by somebody that I needed to have on hand tongue depressors in event of having a seizure. This was the first I had heard anything about ... Read on »
Jealous: Adjusting After Brain Surgery by Julie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health JEALOUS I was certainly glad to be home, but things didn't seem like they had before I left. I had been ''the lady of the house”; I had bought our ... Read on »
Household Help after Brain Surgery by Julie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Myrtle was to literally be ''my right arm”. She was more than just a maid, as evidenced in time, by the many extra kindnesses she did for me and the family. She m ... Read on »
SO MANY CHANGES by Julie S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I remember humming to the radio as Jack drove me home to Orangeburg. I hadn't used my vocal chords in such a long time I was afraid they mig ... Read on »
Occupational Therapy by Julie S. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I don't remember just when I started occupational therapy with Mitzi W, but I do remember a number of times falling back on my bed pillows, ... Read on »