Gamblin, 62, had never experienced a migraine and seldom any type of headaches at all. But she couldn’t imagine what else could have been causing her severe head pain and the “roaring” noise in her ears she had been enduring for a period of three weeks.
“I thought I was having migraines,” Gamblin said. “I wasn’t sure what a migraine was, but I would have roaring in my ears. It sounded like motors running.”
It turned out that those headaches and noises she experienced in October 2011 were symptoms of a cancerous brain tumor or astrocytoma. Four days after she was diagnosed, Gamblin underwent 7 1/2 hours of surgery to remove the tumor at Houston’s M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
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