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Dec 12, 2018
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So, what you just read is the standard opener. The directions said to give a brief back story, - and quite frankly, I don’t know how far back to go! August 2016 I went to the ER with stroke symptoms; which has a crazy story for another day. Many tests later, I decided to go to Mayo. January of 2017, Mayo began testing . There were heart issues and they also found a brain tumor. April 2017, that tumor was removed- histology identified it as a spindle cell oncocytoma. Not all of it could be removed, so back for regular check ups. In the meantime, the heart issues I had seemed to disappear...but crazy new ones came in their place. A few TIAs occurred and my doctor here convinced me to come in for a visit and scheduled tests. Friday, Sept 7, something unusual was seen on an echocardiogram. Friday night I got the call - good news we found something. Bad news it’s a tumor. On sept 12 a trans esophageal echo showed not one but three in my heart. One on the aortic valve, 2 in the chamber.
Those of you close to me know I’m NOT a good techie; but more than anything I don’t wish to burden those I love with wondering what to say and who to say it to. I don’t want rumors or worries or fear - God’s got this one. On to mayo for the next part of my journey!