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Jul 21, 2019
Phil's journey started in November of 2014. 2 tumors were found in his frontal lobe and they were doing surgery immediately. They removed the first tumor but the second seemed a little risky. He started radiation and then chemo. He had to stop chemo because his body couldn't handle it. In July 2015, his second tumor started to act up and got its eviction notice. It was removed but there was still little bits left within that the nuerosurgeon said he wasnt going digging for. All was well.. Fast forward 3 years and we bought our first home. Then Phil's face started to swell. Doctors had to remove his bone flap because of infection but he healed up well. And it just seemed to get worse. In October/November 2018, Phil started having mini seizures and lost the use of his left side, arm, leg and face. In December I called the nuerosurgeon and they got him in for an MRI. But then didnt follow up. So I called back and asked about the results he said they weren't good and that it was inoperable. I was put in touch with the oncologist who said that it looks like they had went from a grade 2 to a grade 3 possibly 4. It was cancer. After his hip surgery on December 24th, he started a low dose chemo to make sure he could handle it and they slowly brought it up to a dose that would hopefully shrink the sucker and which brings us to now.