The Right Side of Perfect

Returning to Clinical Practice After Brain Surgery

Posted by Aisha Khan on November 15, 2017

Embed from Getty ImagesI remember him waiting patiently as I shifted nervously in my chair. He had just presented me with a golden opportunity, yet I hesitated. Looking down at his feet, I w…

From Paralysis to Professor: Returning to Work after Brain Surgery

Posted by Aisha Khan on October 4, 2016

Excited to have my article published online at Diagnosis: Cancer! Thank you to the American Brain Tumor Association for their efforts in sharing my story and for helping me edit m…

Interview for WTNH: Spreading BTA with Stephanie Simoni

Posted by Aisha Khan on September 30, 2016

News Channel 8 was on campus this morning! Just finished my interview with Stephanie Simoni of #WTNH for #braintumorawareness and my journey since surgery, especially returning to …

Return to clinical practice after Brain Surgery

Posted by Aisha Khan on August 20, 2016

Today, with a book-bag and stethoscope, I returned to clinical practice for the first time in a little over two years since my brain tumor surgery. For the joy and confidence in seeing patie…

Seeing Stars & Other Signs of Pain in Recovery & Hemiparesis

Posted by Aisha Khan on April 25, 2016

About two years ago, I assumed that the brief use of narcotics in the post-operative period would be the extent of my experience and management of pain; however, I have been proven wrong, re…

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