Just wanted to send an encouraging word to all those dealing with spinal meningiomas. We are a rare breed. I had my large, heavily calcified, severely compressing my spinal cord TUMOR removed three weeks ago. Will share that the first few days after surgery were painful even with the pain meds. Came home after a week and have improved considerably since then. Walked on my own after a week and a half. I was very proactive pre surgery getting my digestive system prepared by taking acidophilus so never had bowel issues. Was able to shower myself at two weeks. I had issues with my left leg, left hand and with dizziness pre surgery. The deficits are still there but not as prominent as before with the constant electric pulsations that went with them. Overall I am extremely pleased and thrilled to have had my meningioma removed. Surgery and stitching took about 10 hours so that also figures into recuperation. God has been merciful and gracious!
Large calcified intradural extramedullary meningioma in c1-c2 extending up into the foramen magnum. 9-10 hour surgery on January 15. Almost total resection.