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Jun 14, 2021
Welcome to our CaringBridge site for Angela. Layton and I, with the help of others, are using it to keep family and friends updated about her condition, until she becomes better able to write to you herself. Angela's cancer odyssey began Memorial Day weekend. She began to experience severe headaches, and she lost most of her ability to see out of her left eye. An emergency surgery on Sunday, May 24, removed most of the tumor and restored her vision. Though we were thankful for that outcome, the biopsy revealed that the growth was cancerous. After many tests, scans, and another biopsy, her doctors and pathologists identified the cancer as an unusual, aggressive, and rapidly growing carcinoma, magnified by its location in the upper left sinus, near the optic nerve and the brain. The next step on her journey is an extensive operation, involving an oncology head and neck surgeon, neurosurgeon, and reconstructive surgeon. After the surgery, she is expected to be in ICU for several days, and hospitalized for 10 to 14 days. Her recovery is expected to take months, requiring treatments we cannot identify until the surgery is complete. Angela appreciates your prayers, thoughts, calls, contacts, and cards sent prior to the surgery. Your support and words of hope and encouragement will help her through the difficult times. Thank you for loving her, and for helping all of us .