After my first op, and when I first started walking to school again, my balance was a bit off and weak but that is understandable after having an op on your brain and being in hospital for three weeks. I was walking to school each day with my Mum at first, it was kind of embarrassing cos being a teen, nobody else did such a thing, they would probably think that was uncool but they never had a BI, so there. Anyway, balance got better and I was walking on my own to school then BAM! I was hit with my next op. Back to square one and back to weak legs. More aid until strong enough again. Then BAM! I am hit with my next op. This time, radiotherapy. After weeks and weeks my balance started getting worse and it took two people to hold me upright. Doctors said because of the radiotherapy, my second tumour/cyst was throbbing because there was some sort of liquid inside the cyst, according to Magnetic Resonance Imagery scans. Because of this throbbing, this was putting pressure on my brain, my cerebellum to be exact, the part of the brain that controls balance. Had another op in the end to help the balance, it worked for a few weeks. I spent two weeks in school before having another op. My balance is a lot better than what it was now, I can stand/walk on my own. My legs are a lot stronger than what they were but my balance isn't perfect. I mentioned before about doing a little voluntary with my local Headway group, I make drinks but somebody else dishes the drinks out for me. I could not do that myself. If I were to describe my balance or lack of it, it feels to me like a glass of water in my head. If I am walking, the water would be wavering from side to side and could end up splashing overboard, then my body would sway off or I might lean to one side and almost fall over.
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