Theresa’s Brain Tumor is Back

The brain tumor is back...and my vision is going...and they're not even related. The pain in my head is becoming excruciating again.

No surgery this time. They want to do focused radiation. 5 days a week for 6 weeks. Ugh. But at least it's not surgery. THAT was traumatic. But, there's an 80-90% chance the tumor will not grow back after the radiation, and I like those odds. There's a big co-pay with every visit, so 30 co-pays.

A month-and-a-half ago, I woke up to some vision loss in my right eye. I've seen an ophthalmologist who has run some tests, determined it wasn't in my eyes, it's in my brain, it's not related to my brain tumor, and by the way, there's loss of peripheral vision in both eyes, too. Now I need to see a specialist-specialist - a neuro-ophthalmologist, who specializes in where the eyes communicate with the brain. Many expensive tests in my future.

This is especially frustrating and upsetting because I'm WordPress web designer, a graphic designer, and a fine artist, and I've just started painting again since my brain surgery, and now I'm losing my vision. I need to see. I hope we can stop it.

Then I found out that there is an excellent likelihood that I lose my health insurance as of January 1, 2019. I'm working on that, too.

The money raised will help me get all this taken care of. We're not sure what the symptoms will be when all this is done. I'm still working, doing graphic design and WordPress web design, I'm still painting until I can't see any more. The picture below is a watercolor I recently did of my grandson. I had so many plans for my art. Things are now up in the air.


I can't begin to pay for all of this. I'm only 2 1/2 years out from my brain surgery in 2016, and frankly, still recovering. I've been working hard, thank goodness, but it's been exhausting.

Won't you please consider donating so I can get the health care I need? I will be so grateful for anything I can raise. It gives me more time. Otherwise, things don't look good for me. Any amount you can donate - as soon as possible - will be deeply appreciated. My grandkids will thank you. My kids will thank you. My mom and my sisters will thank you. I thank you.

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Theresa Jennings 
Redlands, CA
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