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Thread: Hello again?

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    Default Hello again?

    Wow, I've been absent for a while... I think it's a record, since 2006! But, look, I'm gone for a while and you all up and move! I feel like a kid in college who comes home to find out the parents moved!

    How's everybody?!

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    So, what happens to all the historical posts? Just gone? :(

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    Default historical posts

    Colloid cyst removed from 3rd ventricle endoscopically oct 07 shunt inserted late oct 07.

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    Default It's been forever....

    Since I've checked in here. I sort of forgot, or didn't realize, that the whole website got a makeover. I sort of miss the old one.

    I'm still plugging along---the short-term memory is still highly suspect, but I manage. I remember back to the immediate post-craniotomy days and recall how vulnerable I felt. That feeling of vulnerability has passed somewhat, but I'm still very aware of my memory deficits. I just look forward to the day when I can afford to "live in the moment", since that's what I'm best at these days.

    Glenn

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    Good to see familiar names! All of you folks were such great people to share my recovery experience with. I've said it before, but thank you everyone for giving me a place to spill my thoughts during the ordeal. I am three years post-craniotomy. Have dropped nearly fifty lbs (diet / exersize) and feel great. As much as anything --- i think it has been eating right, getting in exersize to jump-start my days, and trying to get a good night's sleep, which have helped me feel, well .. sort of, like my old self again :o. It easily took 24 months to get through the toughest times. I kept kidding myself, by saying "I am 100% recovered now" -- when in fact, I struggled quite a bit early on. Anyway, things for me have been going very well. My short-term memory also continues to suffer at times, but like Glenn - I manage.

    Cheers!

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    I'm still here and my head is doing great. If you've been gone since 2006 then you probably wont remember me.

    I had a craniotomy for a colloid cyst in July 2007 and have now been cyst free for the last 4 years. Well tentatively cyst free since I have had no CT scans or MRIs for 4 years - not since OCtober 2007 when I had my followup after my craniotomy.

    I will say this - my hair was black (mostly black) before the op, and it turned white (mostly white) within the first 6 months after the op.

    Despite the fact that my head is doing great, I am unfortunately now battling other health issues. First my thyroid (I was diagnosed with Graves disease in 2010) and now more recently, excruciating arthritis pain in my knee - related to an old injury that occurrred in that knee over 30 years ago.

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