Donna Miller Elite Brain Tumor Club

First post: Sep 25, 2019 Latest post: Jul 27, 2023
On 8/15/19, I was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor… Trigeminal Schwannoma. On 10/3/19, I had my first surgery and the tumor was determined to be a Clear Cell Grade 2 Meningioma. The first doctor didn’t take much of the tumor so I had a second (2/7/2020) and then a third (3/2/2020) surgery with another team of doctors, all within 5 months, to remove more tumor. The third surgery successfully removed a lot more  tumor.  However,  residual remained and 33 rounds of proton radiation treatment followed.  Recovery definitely has not been without challenges. This is my journey.