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I was diagnosed with a brain tumor in January 1991 in Klamath Falls(melanoma). The tumor was removed and I received radiation treatments. Another tumor was extracted on the cheek and then the whole brain was radiated as well as the cheek. In 1992, I began experimental vaccine treatments at the John Wayne Cancer Institute. I worked until 1997 when I sold my business and went on total disability. One surgery left me blind on one side and unable to drive. I have had CAT and PET scans as well as many MRI's, some for Dr Neuwel. I am currently a patient of Dr Ferguson at OHSU and am trying different seizure medications. The standard given for brain surgery, Dilantin, is what I have been taking and I am trying to change as it has long term side effects and also is no longer as effective. Headaches and vomiting are the symptoms which led me to a hospital for diagnosis. Seizures and side effects from drugs and surgery are part of my everyday. But it has been 17 years. Bill Turnock(dictated)
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