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Nov 27, 2018
On February 12th I came home from work and started making dinner for Sam and I. While I was cooking I was burning the Meatballs and had no idea I was having a seizure. Thank goodness Sam was there to witness and take over. Later I collapsed on the floor and Sam dialed 911. I remember coming in and out of consciensness. A trip in the ambulance to the ER and then admitted into the hospital on Oncology floor. I don't remember much of the ER or ride in the ambulance. Everything is a blur and has been this past month. I was told I have a brain tumor and need surgery. I was supposed to go to Mercy but requested to stay in Ames for the night to adjust to this news. When I was released I called Mayo Clinic and made an appointment to see a Neurologist there. The past month went so fast and I can't remember it all. I was scheduled for surgery March 1st and released March 3rd. Just as the doctor told me! They got about 90% of the tumor and I need to go through radiation and chemotherapy. It is a grade 3 astrocytoma. I feel like I made it through the worse with the surgery the rest will be easy! I am scared to face these appointments but know with all your prayers I can Fight the Fight! I recoperated at my parents house in Minnesota till I was strong enough to get back to my place. I was able to go home after I rested at my parents home with their help. My sister came to Iowa with me to help me adjust. I also had my son home. When people see me they say, "You still have your hair!" Well, I have my brain too! It is funny to look back and see where I am today. I am typing this myself! Thank goodness for spell check! I am so blessed and grateful for all the love and support from so many people! If it wasn't for all of you I am not sure where I would be today. I have so many to thank for the rides, cards, meals, kind words, and invitations to help me get my mind off all this! I am truly grateful for all of you! Also the many prayers that were said from so many people that know me or don't know me! I can't explain how that feels! I have learned I need to take one day at a time. Sometimes there's curve balls or setbacks but mostly stick to the positive and keep moving forward! Life can change in the blink of an eye! I am blessed and grateful for each day I have! Thanks to all of you that have been on my team! I appreciate you all! Keep the prayers coming they help!