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Los Angeles, California
I am a 38 year old female living in Los Angeles who was diagnosed with 4 meningiomas last year. I... Full Bio
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Steroid Withdrawal... by Lee Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Doc told me to come off steroids pretty fast and on the one hand I am doing pretty well.  When Mom and I went out to go to Trader Joes the other day I had to scooch down the ... Read on »
Mom Is Here by Lee Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Mom came in on Saturday and started cleaning right away.  The first night she was here I couldn't make it up the stairs so I slept on my chair.  I made it upstairs the next ... Read on »
Heard From The Doc by Lee Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health My old neurosurgeon called me yesterday after he looked at my new scans.  He said that the tumors that were growing were not affecting my leg and that it was the swelling th ... Read on »
Mom's Coming by Lee Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Mom called me the other night to tell me she bought a ticket to come here.  She expected me to fight her, but I am quite relieved, actually I wish she was getting here soone ... Read on »
Getting Worse Faster Than I Expected by Lee Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Tonight I went to a friends place to watch a movie and when I went to leave I had the hardest time.  There its a staircase that its open and when I started to walk down ... Read on »
What I've Been Dealing With by Lee Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The day after I got my mri I started coughing and I passed it off as just a cold at first, but I should have known better because usually when I get a cold it starts as a so ... Read on »
Headache by Lee Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I came upstairs to go bed and I forgot my cough drops so I went back downstairs to take my cough medicine and grab some cough drops and now that I am back upstairs my he ... Read on »
MRI Results by Lee Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Well, Dr called me yesterday and said they want to refer me to a neurosurgeon, but who knows how long thats gonna take so I called my old neurosurgeon and asked for advice. ... Read on »
Stuck at county by Lee Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Trying to get my medication refilled at the county hospital pharmacy is not as easy this time as it was last time.  They say its too soon even though I have a new prescr ... Read on »
Got My MRI by Lee Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I went to the ER on Tuesday and got a CT scan and an MRI.  The CT showed some swelling where the tumors are, this is what the docs said, but I haven't really gotten the resu ... Read on »
New Doc Dropped Me by Lee Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health The new doc who put me on this diet and who has actually been listening to me called me this morning to tell me he was dropping me because I could not afford to pay him the ... Read on »
Going To Get An MRI Next Week by Lee Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I finally got to see the neurologist, though it was a different one than last time so it was kinda like a first time appointment instead of a follow up, especially because I ... Read on »
Waiting to see neurologist by Lee Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I am sitting in the waiting room to the neuro doc.  Have been waiting for an hour.  I just want to ask him about the steroids because I havent had the mri yet soon he wo ... Read on »
Really Not Doing Well by Lee Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I have been back up on 8mg of the steroids for the past week and it really doesn't seem to be helping.  My leg is not functioning any better and my headaches are just as fre ... Read on »
Went Back Up On the Steroids by Lee Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Yesterday I had my friend take me to a store so I could sell a bunch of my DVD's, I needed her help because I had a lot of them and couldn't handle the cart myself.  I had t ... Read on »
Physical Therapy by Lee Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health My new doc that has put me on this new diet is also going to be giving me some physical therapy.  He said he has machines that can strengthen my legs without me even doing a ... Read on »
Messing Up The New Diet by Lee Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I was just looking at the guidelines for my diet program and I have not been following it properly.  I hope it doesn't affect the outcome too much, that I caught it in time. ... Read on »
I Feel Like Shit! by Lee Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I've been at 6mg of the steroids for a few days and my leg is not working much better, although it is a little better,  and my head still hurts.  My foot feels really heavy ... Read on »
I Fell Again by Lee Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health Yesterday my friend took me to the store and when we got home I was walking to the steps and I fell again and this time I really banged up my knee!  Luckily my friend was th ... Read on »
Got Some Help Today by Lee Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Brain Health I called a friend and told her about my fall last week and we had talked prior to that about her taking me to Costco so she asked if I still needed to go and I said that was ... Read on »