18th September: Almost back to walking normally, physiotherapist says running again someday is a "realistic possibility"
25th May: Able to walk again, albeit at a slow shuffle.
Update 15th April: The tumor has been removed. Next step recovery.
Update 6th of March: My latest scans show that (A) it still hasn't spread, and (B) radiation therapy was effective and shrank the tumor significantly. Next step; removal.
Update 14th of Feb: Radiation therapy complete. They say it'll be about six weeks til the surgery to remove it.
Update 2: Finally some good news; scans show it hasn't spread beyond the primary tumor, and I've started radiation therapy to kill that one.
Update: Turns out it is cancer. Might still be curable though, so trying to stay optimistic for a positive outcome.
Original Post: Dunno why I'm posting this here except that over the past 9.5 years VGC has been almost like a second online home/family for me, a special place where I feel accepted, and I wanted to give an explanation as to why my behaviour in this coming months may be a bit irrational or over the top.
So yeah, just got some unfortunate news from my doctor. The positive side is though,the prognosis is good; this particular kind of tumor most often turns out to be benign. Still, I won't know for sure if it's benign or malignant until they remove it, which could take a few weeks/months.
As someone with OCD and an intense phobia of serious illness, I'm under a huge amount of stress right now as you can imagine, and so while I'll still be posting here, I'm going to try not to participate in the kind of intense debates I usually get into in order to minimize this stress.
I apologize in advance if I lose my cool over the following months, I will try my best not to.
Thank you all for your understanding, and for just generally being an awesome community of people.Last edited by curl-6 - on 18 September 2020
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