May 17, 2019 Latest post:
Feb 21, 2020
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
Lenny has been suffering with chronic vertigo for more than 2 months and we've discovered that he has a benign brain tumor. This rare Acoustic Neuroma Tumor, also called Schwannoma, is the size of a walnut, is inflamed, and is pushing against his vestibular nerves, impacting the brain, leading to some cerebral fluid drainage, and the formation of cysts. This explains his vertigo, balance issues, and hearing loss.
In late May, Lenny will undergo an intricate brain surgery and the neurosurgical team of doctors is hopeful they can remove most of the tumor and cysts. Surgery is expected to be 8 hours, with 3-5 days in the hospital before returning home for recovery and rehabilitation.
This has been completely debilitating - Lenny hasn’t been able to work, and it will be awhile before he is back on his feet. Waiting for surgery is difficult, but we are taking it one day at a time. He loves working with his hands is trying to keep busy strumming his guitar, playing the drums and piano. He’s learning Italian online and attempting any project he can get his hands on – but he has to do everything a little at a time an in slow-stride.
We are so grateful for friends and family who have reached out with love and support, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.