Kali Ofstehage

First post: Jan 30, 2018 Latest post: Feb 21, 2018
Hey Friends!

While many people seem to be making a big deal of this whole “Brain Tumor Thing”, I’ve chosen to tackle this minor speed bump in my life the same way I approach everything; with a smile, a laugh surrounded by my best friends.

For those of you keeping score at home, in June I started to experience some hearing loss in my right ear and thought it’d be a good idea to get checked out. With the encouragement of my Mom, I set-up an appointment for a hearing test. (yes I did not move fast getting this appointment) On November 15, we discovered that I had a golf balled sized tumor in my head. Fortunately the type of tumor is benign, but the images still freaked out most people.  After numerous consultations, we decided to have the tumor removed. The good news is that I’ll be tumor free, the bad news is that it I’ll have some permanent hearing loss. Considering how loud my family can be at Thanksgiving Dinner, this might be a blessing in disguise!

On Tuesday, January 30, I’ll be going in for a 4-6 hour surgery to have “Tommy the tumor” removed. While I’m a little freaked out by the whole thing, I’m super pumped that a good friend of mine, Gretchen Pass, has organized people to drop off food for every meal for the next two weeks!

Many people have asked, “What can I do for you, Kali?” The answer is quite simple, just think of me, post a message, or have a cocktail (and send money for my Vegas fund!)


We will be updating this periodically, hopefully not for too long. If you don’t see a message for a week or two, know that things are getting back to normal and I’m snowmobiling in Bayfield, playing broomball at Lord Fletcher’s, or boating on Christmas Lake.

Thanks again for all the love and support, it makes this whole thing so much easier that you all are checking up on me. Love you! 

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