Unfortunately, I was informed one week ago (April 30, 2021) that I have a brain tumor. The good news, I found an amazing healthcare team to help me in my quest for help. We are optimistic. Because of the way I’m wired, I sensed the problem early by noticing some very little changes. In the quick, deep diagnostic phase, we found my tumor is in a lower risk location, my symptoms are minimal and my brain is functioning well in all areas around the tumor. This gives me a strong level of positivity in winning the battle.
We are moving fast. My surgery is scheduled Tuesday, May 11th at the Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. We predict that I will be hospitalized for 2-4 days. My following initial recovery will take time, an estimated 4-6 weeks before I can return to a normal life including work. My access to technical tools may be limited for a bit of my recovery time.
This has been an amazingly difficult week. I have had to focus on health. Yet, I’m also trying to help my family prepare and deal with so much anxiety, love, caring and variability. My wife, Vickie, son Kai and daughter Georgia have been so focused and loving. I do worry about them and their fight through this phase. I appreciate others showing care and support to them as we move forward.
My life history and unique personality has made communications hard. Having worked with so many great people across every corner of the globe, all in private relationships, it makes sharing this news and fast moving updates difficult. I have chosen to use the CaringBridge app to push communication progress. Use your judgement of how much you choose to consume.
I’m am deeply moved by how much care and compassion has been shown in such a rapid pace. My current company and team, Carestream Dental, has been amazing. My vast set of connections of all friends and former colleagues has also been so touching. Thank you!
Yesterday was amazing. I took a step back and focused on family. I walked 7 miles watching Kai win another golf tournament and raced to to watch Georgia perform 7 jaw-dropping dance YE celebrations before she heads to SAB next month. I am so proud of them, good, hardworking, smart, dedicated, talented and loving. As I move to this next chapter, it was wonderful to be rewarded by my life and family.
I’m ready to win this war and keep you as informed as I can.
This situation can be very challenging with such a large influx of information and the need to focus on health, family,