Joe Lindaman

First post: Sep 7, 2018 Latest post: Jun 2, 2021
In June 2014 was diagnosed with a oligoastrocytoma low Grade 2  brain tumor.  They way they found it was when I went down on the GM line with a Grand Mal seizure.  They found the tumor that was more than 6cm in the right temporal. In July 2014 they remove what they could of the tumor.  There was still some of the tumor left over. Which the doctors said they would continue to watch it. 
Over the next couple of month in 2014 the tumor was causing me to have seizures, speech and memory problems.  And I was unable to work. And become permanently disabled. Which was hard for me because I have a family to support.  I have a wife and 2 kids. In Feb 2015 I ended up having a seizure that caused me to have Todd's Paralysis on the left side of my body to go numb.
In 2016 and 2017 I have been in an out of the hospital with complications with seizures and the tumor. And some other medical issues. The brain tumor had continued to grow during this time slowly. I started to get headaches every day on the right side of my head. The doctors continued to monitor it every 6 months with MRI.  April 2018 things seemed to change.  
The doctor( oncologist) in May 2018 had said my tumor was continuing to grow.  The doctor believes the tumor had become a Grade 3.  We continued with chemo and radiation.
August 2020- The right temple brain tumor started to grow again. At a more aggressive pace. 
December 2020- Another new Brain tumor was found in the Brain Stem.  Where they want to rescan in a month or 2. 
February 2021- Rescanned and found out both tumors had grown. Temple tumor 4x the size which was a half dollar size. Brain stem tumor had grown 20%.
April 8,2021- Temple Brain tumor removal as much as the could.  CHANGE To Astrocytoma High Grade 3.
Brain Stem tumor- Glioma Grade 3.
June 2021 started radiation on the Brain stem tumor. 
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