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Here's a quick summary for those who don't know. I apologize for not being able to reach out to all – this is happened so fast.
Crick has been having dull daily headaches for the past 3 to 4 weeks that we thought were because of sinuses and allergies. Recently, he also started having some motor speech issues that we explained away. Thankfully, his concerned and observant friends and colleagues in Augusta sent him home from work early on Tuesday, January 10. We were in our primary care physician's office early Wednesday morning (Dr. Joey Evans) and at Lexington Medical Center for an MRI by midday. After getting the news that the problem was pressure on his brain caused by a left frontal lobe tumor we saw Brett Gunter, neurosurgeon, that afternoon. Thursday afternoon he was admitted to Lexington medical center for tests in preparation for surgery early Friday to remove a mass the size of a small orange. After only one night in ICU and two on the surgical floor, we were sent home Monday afternoon. The postop MRI from Saturday morning showed enough residual, accessible tumor for his neurosurgeon and oncologist to recommend a second surgery. His recovery so far has been no less than amazing. The Tisch Brain Center and doctors at Duke have all his records and we are currently waiting to hear our surgical options.