Simone Giertz, the utterly wonderful nutcase of "Shitty Robots" fame, has a brain tumor the size of a golfball behind her right eye.

It is not malignant, but it is large, and requires major surgery at the end of May to remove it.

The impacts on her cognition and vision are unknown until after the surgery is complete... but they could be dramatic.

She's soldiering on, but has a month of living with the thing before her surgery can happen... I can't imagine having to wait, like that ...


That sucks. I'm not familiar with her work, but it looks like my ten year old son may get a kick out of her videos. He loves to build stuff.

Also, I am now just over six years out of surgery, radiation, and chemo for a similar tumor in my right anterior temporal lobe. Cancer, particularly the brain stuff that can mess with who you are and how you function may be the worst form of it all.

posted by goobster: 291 days ago