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6/23/2016 Latest post:
Craig started experiencing a feeling of spasms in his right arm the last part of March of this year. During the month of April, these continued and he decided golf league was out of the question for this year. The month May brought continued spasms along with weakness after each spasm and he had to cancel attending his annual Canadian fishing trip. Possibilities included a pinched nerve and after trying physical therapy, he visited with an specialist on his shoulder and a MRI. This was ruled out as a possible cause of the spasms. Referred to a spine specialist for possible neck issues and a MRI of his neck. This doctor advised to see a neurologist and an appointment was scheduled in the Twin Cites for June 15th. By this time Judy and family were very concerned as Craig's right arm had about 95% loss of use. Upon heading to the appointment, Craig received a message that the appointment was cancelled and rescheduled for Friday. As this was not an option, as at this time he could not even use his mouse on the computer. Craig and Judy stopped at the Burnett Medical Center ER. After review of symptoms and his records, a head CT was ordered. The scan revealed a mass on the left side of his brain. A room at Abbott Northwestern Hospital was reserved, neurologist and neurosurgeon scheduled. And so there was an answer and a whole new journey to begin.