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"Every day, hour or minute is a brand new slate to start again. Just don't quit"; 3News' Monica Robins shares a post-brain surgery update

"Getting mad gets me fired up and gets me thinking and moving. Let's just say my fuse has been lit, but it's a very long fuse."

CLEVELAND — Editor's note: The video in the player above is from a previously published story.

One month after undergoing surgery for a brain tumor, 3News' beloved Senior Health Correspondent Monica Robins has shared an update on her condition and what comes next. 

"Physically, the incision has healed and looks pretty good. There's still some swelling but no worse than what I had prior to surgery," Monica wrote in a status posted to Facebook Wednesday afternoon.

Despite the progress made in the last month, Monica continued the post by detailing the bumps in the road. 

"The downside, it seems the scar is prohibiting my eyelid from closing all the way, so that's causing a lot of pain and vision issues," Monica writes. "There's also significant nerve damage and well, let's just say it hasn't been fun. But you don't need to hear me whine or complain."

"I'm not telling you this for sympathy, I just want to be real. Everyone has something going on and each of us have to travel our paths our own way. I'll find my way, believe me." 

Unfortunately, Monica says that her doctors told her that this procedure has just bought her a little bit of time and that this will not be the last time dealing with the tumors. 

"Next week I'll follow up with the docs to find out what's next for me. For those of you who've already dropped the resolutions, or like me, haven't even started them yet, don't beat yourself up over it. Every day, hour or minute is a brand new slate to start again. Just don't quit."

Even with uncertainty ahead, our 3News health expert says that she is going to keep fighting and that her fear will not conquer her. 

"For me, fear just makes me mad, and that's a good thing. Getting mad gets me fired up and gets me thinking and moving. Let's just say my fuse has been lit, but it's a very long fuse," Monica writes. 

Oh, and because it's Monica, she wants us to remind you all to "keep washing your hands" as "it's still COVID, cold and flu season."

Hi Everyone, Figured 19 days into the new year was a good time to update you on how things are going. Sorry it's been...

Posted by Monica Robins on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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