John Sargent

First post: Jan 23, 2018 Latest post: Jan 29, 2018
Welcome to my Caring Bridge Site, I am glad that you are walking with me on this Journey.
For those who might not know the following is my story, briefly to date.
Last August I suffered a major seizure episode.  I happened to be at my father's apartment at the time  and they were able to get me to the hospital very quickly.  I continued to experience smaller absence seizures while at the hospital.  At that time they did a number of tests and found a series of small tumors.  Biopsy of these indicated they were benign.  I was placed on anti-seizure medication and was able to return home, but with driving restrictions.  Shortly after this initial episode I experienced another major seizure and was again admitted to the hospital.  After about 7 days they were able to make adjustments to my anti-seizure medication and I was able to go home.
In DecemberI began experiencing severe headaches and was sent to the emergency room for evaluation.  At this time they found a tumor about the size of a pencil eraser and biopsied it.  The initial results seemed to indicate that it was also benign.  However further testing indicated that this tumor was cancerous.  I was hospitalized at United for a week and half while plans were made for my cancer treatment and I underwent occupational and physical therapy to increase my balance, coordination and strength.  I was discharged again and went to stay with my father fora short time while I hunted for a new apartment, hopefully close to my father who lives in Johanna Shores.
Just after Christmas I experienced another severe seizure and found myself back in United Hospital.  The aftermath of this seizure left me weakened and exhausted.  I was hospitalized for two weeks until I was sufficiently stable to be transferred to a Transitional Care Facility.  Which is where I am as I start journal entries to help keep friends and family updated on my status and to remain in close contact with those who are supporting me through this difficult time.

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