How do you reconcile between the 2? My Mom is so great about being positive about this whole thing…finding out about it when we did. (I think I want to give it a name because the “T” word is still hard for me.) The surgeon told Mom that my symptoms I had several months ago weren’t connected (in his mind) to this. He would have expected either worse or different symptoms. And, what is so ironic now is that I no longer have the headaches and shaded vision. Now, it’s my balance and speech. But the balance issues have been so subtle that I hardly even noticed them until now. I’m reading about positive things, and the link I posted on Facebook are all things I am trying to do. When the scary comes back, I try to remind myself that this is a good thing and this bad thing is coming out. I’m also making some lifestyle changes, which I know we’ll never know WHY I got this, but I can do some things in my control to alleviate the chance of this again…without placing blame. And, I think I will name it Chuck.