During my lunch break from work, while inside a store, I had a seizure. After being taken to the ER and having a CAT scan, my husband and I were told I had a mass in my brain. The next day I was given an MRI and it was determined that I had a brain tumor. Just like that my whole life changed. I never returned to work and I lost my driver's license. It was an agonizing 3-4 months with a doctor who seemed to not care and couldn't make a decision. I learned I had to take matters into my own hands and get all the information I could about tumors. It didn't help living with a not-so-supportive husband and his two daughters. After having several 'opinions', I have found the greatest doctor. We have decided to take the 'observe' approach. My tumor is not growing -- has not grown since my diagnosis in January 2008. I decided my symptoms are not so bad as what the risks are at this time. I feel very fortunate. I am blessed with 2 very supportive sons and my 9 year old granddaughter. We talk about the 'ball' in my head. I have learned to have plenty of humor about it and not to wait around for a good time.