I was diagnosed with a CA in my left cerebellum, as well as swollen or inflamed cerebellar tonsils, about three weeks ago. The neurologist I initially saw seemed to downplay what I considered to be a fairly severe diagnosis so I sought out an appointment with a specialist at a research hospital (Dr. Alexander at Cedars-Sinai in LA). I've had two appointments scheduled with him now, though he keeps having emergency surgeries pop up and is unavailable. (I was supposed to see him today, the appointment got pushed to this coming Monday morning.)
I had a troubling experience yesterday, I'm wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar and might know what's going on -
At work yesterday around 10:30a, I looked down and didn't recognize my limbs as my own (it was as if my hand holding a coffee cup belonged to someone else) and realized that my hands and arms, primarily on the right side, were fairly numb. My lips, face, and eyelid, also primarily on the right side, were tingling. I stood up to walk and felt disoriented, almost dizzy, but was able to walk about 50 feet and back seemingly fine. When speaking, I used the wrong words a few times (same with typing). I caught both speaking and typing errors on my own and was able to correct myself. Likewise, reading made absolutely no sense. During this time, I was confused and irritable. The whole episode lasted about an hour. For the rest of the day, I felt a pressure in my head, and a sensation I can only describe as feeling similar to what happens when you move a water bottle and the water takes a second to settle down.
Several hours later, I went to my regular therapist appointment, and her office seemed foreign to me. It took me a minute to realize that absolutely nothing had changed. I also asked her to confirm this for me. During our conversation, I relayed an event that happened last week and just as she responded, I realized that I had no idea what she was talking about or referring to (despite my having just told her everything seconds before).
I'd love to know if anyone has experienced anything remotely similar. Strongly considering a trip to the ER, but I don't have health insurance just yet so it's a delicate balance :/