John P. Tomberlin John P Tomberlin 3rd

First post: Oct 23, 2020 Latest post: Sep 20, 2022
Welcome to John's CaringBridge website.  On Thurs Oct 22, John was rushed to the local ER after losing control of his right arm and right leg. They determined he had a hemorrhaging (vs the usual clot) stroke.   John was impacted in the motor region of his brain only and is able to communicate unimpaired.  John came home from the Accute Rehab Unit on Nov 24 and on December 22 an angiogram at UCSF identified a AVM (Arteriovenous malformation) as the source of the October bleed-out.  John had a very successful brain surgery on January 20th at UCSF which removed the entire "birth defect".  His setbacks from the stoke and surgery have been very impactful to his life and living conditions, however he is not one to complain or give up.  John's recover focus is to regain as much feeling, control, strength in his leg as possible, while re-building muscles, overall energy, and stamina to pre-stroke levels.  Please follow along here for status and for providing words of support/ encouragement.   We thank you all for your continued support!