In march this year my sister had a brain tumour (grade 2 meningioma) removed but had a stroke during surgery and suffered severe swelling of her brain 2 days after and had to have her skull removed again. She was not expected to survive the weekend but she did, sadly though she is paralyzed down her whole left hand side, partially sighted and badly brain damaged. Its been a rubbish couple of months for us all. She may still be alive as people like to tell me but she's so not the same person in any way. My only sister and now I barely recognize her at all.