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So it looks like DH has a brain tumour

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tunnocksteacake Fri 09-Aug-13 20:55:10

I'm all over the place. DC's in bed now thank goodness. He'd been having some funny sensations so doc referred him to a neurologist in case it was mild epilepsy. It is - caused by a growth sad.

MRI scan was on Weds, neurologist called this evening. Now need to wait to hear from surgeons at another hospital, they meet on weds to discuss cases. Neurologist said it is small and looked accessible so that is good news.

The DCs and I need him so much. He's the best husband and father imaginable. I love him so much

Oh gosh. So sorry. But if it is small and operable then that is good news.

EcoRI Fri 09-Aug-13 20:57:38

Gosh, I'm so sorry.
<holds hands>

tunnocksteacake Fri 09-Aug-13 20:57:56

He was meant to be taking DS to a hot air balloon festival early tomorrow to see them launch, they would both have had such a lovely time. He's not allowed to drive at the moment. I passed my test a few days before having DS but haven't used my licence, how stupid and useless do I feel now?

tunnocksteacake Fri 09-Aug-13 20:58:47

He's just back from corner shop, we are going to force ourselves to eat some dinner

squoosh Fri 09-Aug-13 20:59:00

Oh my God Tunnocks I'm truly sorry to hear this. I know it must be hard not to imagine the worst case scenarios but the doctors aren't going to give you false hope. Wishing you and him all the best for his next appointment, it must feel like an eternity away. Stay strong.

<hugs>

Souredstoneshasasouredpebble Fri 09-Aug-13 20:59:18

On shit you poor things :-(

ImperialBlether England Fri 09-Aug-13 20:59:27

I'm so sorry. What a terrible shock. I hope everything goes well.

wrigglebum Fri 09-Aug-13 20:59:31

So sorry to hear that. Sending you lots of positive thoughts.

EcoRI Fri 09-Aug-13 20:59:35

No no no. You are far from useless. Can you ask a friend / family member to take you all?

Spottypurse Fri 09-Aug-13 20:59:39

Oh gosh that's so worrying. Thinking of you.

BumpKitty Fri 09-Aug-13 20:59:41

What a terrible shock, but if it is small and operable sounds like they may have caught it early on.

It sounds like they are getting things done quickly and once you have a plan in place you will feel more in control I promise. x

SuperiorCat Fri 09-Aug-13 21:00:03

I'm so sorry teacake.

I know it is little consolation but DS' friend's Mum has had two tumours successfully removed, and is now fit and well. For her being unable to drive and having her hair shaved for the OP were more traumatic than the surgery itself, if that helps offer some comfort.

Be kind to yourself tunnocks, yes it's bad news but small and accessible are the key words here. flowers and brew and good old ((((unmumsnetty hugs))))

You passed your test. You can drive.

Euphemia France Fri 09-Aug-13 21:01:54

sad

If it's small and operable that's great news. My dad had a tumour removed 18m ago, was sitting up and talking that afternoon, and within 24 hours he was mithering to get home!

Which hospital will he be treated at? If it's the Southern in Glasgow I hear fab things about them.

Wishing you strength in the coming weeks and months. flowers

Sorry to hear this, and wishing him a full, fast recovery.

wrigglebum Fri 09-Aug-13 21:02:23

From the balloon festival comment, sounds like you might be nearby (I'm in Bristol, we have the fiesta now). If that's the case and there's anything I can help you with please message me.

Much love and thoughts sent from me.

Take care and positive thoughts flying your way.

AngryFeet Fri 09-Aug-13 21:03:07

So sorry sad Presumably they don't know if it is cancerous at this stage?

Tee2072 Fri 09-Aug-13 21:03:27

Sorry to hear this and sending healing vibes. flowers

Goldmandra Fri 09-Aug-13 21:03:55

What a horrible shock for you both.

Do try not to think about all the possibilities. Just deal with what you're told and take one step at a time.

I have two friends who have had brain tumours, have been treated and are now back to full health with no lasting ill effects.

Keeping everything crossed for your DH.

Awful, terrible news tunnock. Please try not to get ahead of yourselves imagining the worst. Thinking of you and offering a hand to hold, shoulder to cry on or just brew and wine

ChippingInHopHopHop Fri 09-Aug-13 21:07:01

<<Big Big Hugs>>

It is a very very scary time for you both, but hopefully as it's 'small & accessible' they will be able to sort him out quickly and 'easily'

I will be thinking of you all and wishing DH a speedy recovery
x

MadBannersAndCopPorn Fri 09-Aug-13 21:07:44

I'm sorry to hear your news...
The staff at the hospital will give him the very best care they can.
You'll go through every emotion possible from donning your helmet and chainmail to crumbling on the floor.
Make sure you eat and sleep and don't jump to any conclusions until you have the correct information from the neurologist.
I've been in a similar boat so will hold hand if you feel you need to keep posting.

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