Lisa Passero

First post: Feb 25, 2016 Latest post: Oct 23, 2021
In August 2014, Lisa and Gary were vacationing in Sedona, AZ, celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary (Oct 1999). Lisa was observed to be swatting at gnats, which actually turned out to be floaters in her left eye. Upon returning home, she visited with an ophthalmologist.

By February 2015, the floaters eventually became less noticeable, but something more disturbing started: a hazy smear begins to obscure vision in left eye.  The ophthalmologist observed and photographed an apparent inflammation in left vitreous. 

In August 2015, the inflammation in her vitreous had grown and an MRI was ordered. The MRI revealed lesions in the membranes surrounding the brain.

In February 2016, a vitrectomy was performed to remove the growing mass in her left eye. When biopsied, it was revealed to be lymphoma. We were referred to an oncologist, who diagnosed Lisa with Primary CNS Lymphoma (Stage 1E).

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