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Overcoming challenges after brain operation
San Diego Union-Tribune

My meningioma diagnosis was an incidental finding, luck.

I was 20 years old, working for one of the local doctor’s offices, which just so happened to be my primary care provider’s. I had him pull up my MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) results for an unrelated illness, and just for fun, we decided to look at the brain MRI. Halfway down the radiology report, we all stopped reading as we gasped. I sat for a while taking it all in. I had headaches often, but a brain tumor? No way! I was too young for this.