Kate Walsh, of "Gray's Anatomy", reveals that she had brain tumor
According to the actress, in early 2015 she began to feel extremely tired, but felt that she was in this way due to the intense amount of recordings.
"I was working insane hours, maybe 80 hours a week, and also working really hard, so I was not surprised." I thought, okay, I'll go changing my exercise routine, I will go back to doing mature things like walking, "he commented.
However, other symptoms began to appear. While driving she deviated from the right lane, she had difficulty finishing sentences and began to perceive problems with her cognition.
"I thought it might be menopausal symptoms because there are a lot of the same markers, but I wanted to see a neurologist, I just had an instinct," he said. > After an MRI, Kate was diagnosed with a tumor in the left frontal lobe and, three days after diagnosis, she was already undergoing removal surgery. Fortunately, after analysis, she was considered to have a benign tumor.
Despite the shock, she says she was relieved to find out what she had. "It was not just my imagination, and my instincts were right," he said.
Two years later, Kate is fully recovered, but the shock has changed her perception of life. "I love working hard and doing 800 things at the same time, and that was a really incredible lesson in undergoing the healing process. In my area, it's common to work 17 hours a day, so it can be very challenging, but now I know that I really need seven to eight hours of sleep.As basic as that seems, it was a big part of my recovery. "
According to her, going through all this was a way for her to realize that "I want to be with my friends and with my family and I want to work on projects that are really important to me, which I enjoy and that contribute culturally. But my health comes first and foremost. I had to change my way of life. "
Although she has already interpreted a doctor, the discomfort of being in a hospital was no different than anyone else's. "When it comes to being patient, it's a very vulnerable experience. I did exactly what the doctors told me to do, asked lots of questions, had a lot of support, and just gave time," said Kate Walsh. of the surgery, the actress spent nine months without working. However, when she recovers completely, Kate has returned to several projects, such as the movie Girls Trip and the 13 Reasons Why series, all without forgetting to sleep well and not require much of herself.
The Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday (28) that the SUS (Sistema Único de Saúde) will make available, from 2017, a new antiretroviral drug to treat the HIV virus, dolutegravir. "We are daring to offer the best treatment in the world at the lowest possible price," said Health Minister Ricardo Barros , during the announcement ceremony of the new drug.
No one doubts knowing a problem is the first and perhaps the most difficult step to deal with it. This is also true for health. Timely diagnosis is essential for the treatment and control of all diseases. The test performed immediately after exposure to the risk, or even within three months after contact, may not be able to diagnose HIV.