I emailed my neuro-oncologist with a silly question. I asked, “With all the surgery I’ve had in my left parietal lobe, do I still have anything left in that spot? Do tumors eat up good brain or just squish it around?”
He replied, “I don’t think you will have any new neurological problems as a direct result of the surgery at this point, and your brain has plenty of neurons left over to keep you going.”
I’ve always heard we only use about 10% of our brain. Now that my brain has a missing chunk it will take advantage of the neurons I didn’t use before. I have a feeling that by the end of all this my brain will be more efficient than it was before.