The Meningioma in my Brain is Growing, Now What?
In October of 2013 I went for my routine annual MRI scan to assess the meningioma in my brain. There it was discovered that the meningioma has doubled in size since 2008, and is now 2 cm. I went to four neurosurgeons who said since I have no symptoms of headache or seizures that we will watch and wait for the next six months. If it grows or I begin to have symptoms, I will have to have brain surgery and be out of work for two and a half months.
After hearing this, I developed a plan. I made sure that my home, office and practice would be covered and made arrangements for ongoing coverage and continuity. I told my family members, informed my staff and all my current and ongoing patients of the situation. I made sure there was therapeutic coverage for my patients, business and home directives.
I then contacted my friends in all the medical fields to find out what they suggested to help shrink this tumor. They suggested Essiac Tea, the imprinter, homeopathic and Neurofield. They said NOT to do laser treatment, because it would enhance the tumor growth. Also, I’ve been doing hypnosis, an area in which I am published, and have done tumor reductions using hypnosis. So my plan is to drink the tea, use the Neurofield, and do hypnosis and homeopathic while trying to figure out what the imprinter does or doesn’t do. In May I will have another MRI and hope that either the tumor will shrink, or not increase in size, then we can wait another six months. I am determined to achieve this goal in 2014. I’ll keep you all posted.
In recognition of brain injury awareness month, while researching whether a meningioma is an acquired brain injury, I found a place questionably describing brain surgery as a traumatic brain injury, which is of even greater interest to me. Imagine my delight in coming across a familiar name while looking for alternative definitions.!
So, while the research led me here, I am encouraged and also pleased to come across some specific treatment tools. With my own background in mindfulness meditation, of particular interest is the use of the altered state of mind through hypnosis. I will be interested in reading how effective the combination of non-traditional treatments is. It is now 2015, and I would love to see some type of follow-up.
Best of wishes to you for success in keeping it at bay, or for even better results.
what happened to you Dr. Diane Roberts ?
Hi Renee, Dr. Diane is doing phenomenal. She is healthy, thriving, and living a full life helping others. I will ask her to write a detailed update for everyone. Thank you for your interest!
Hi I was diagnosed with a meningioma October 2019. Great to hear that Dr Diane is doing well. Can you share some of your tips please, towards recovery.
Hi Laura, Thanks for asking! Dr. Diane is using her 5 prong approach on herself and her meningioma is smaller than it was. Dr. Diane takes the time to care for herself, works full time, and is thriving!
Em… MRI for comparison (shrinkage)
Hello, thank you for commenting! You can read an update on Dr. Diane’s journey here: https://www.drdiane.com/brain-tumor-awareness-update-meningioma/
Hope this helps. There is a Way!
Hi could you share some natural helpful tips please