Gene Alper

First post: Aug 23, 2018 Latest post: Oct 29, 2023
I came to the East Coast for my parents' unveiling on August 5th with mysterious symptoms of numbness and tingling in my left foot and leg, which had been plaguing me since June 29th. We had a lovely ceremony at the cemetery in New Jersey, and I returned brother's house in Connecticut. While preparing to return on Monday, August 6th, I had unexplained weakness and tingling in my left arm. My sister-in-law, Fran, a nurse, rushed me to the local ER where they put me in a CT Scan and discovered a mass on my brain. 

Events progressed rapidly. I was taken by helicopter to Yale New Haven Hospital. The ride lasted 12 minutes (bucket list...check). Within hours I received an MRI and it was confirmed that I had 2 small tumors in my brain, and that surgery was going to be necessary. This past Wednesday, August 15th, I had successful neurosurgery. My doctor has informed me that 90% of the primary tumor has been removed. I am grateful to the wonderful team of doctors and nurses at Yale. We await the results of pathology and the recommendations for treatment. We look forward to coming home soon to our friends and family.

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