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4/7/2016 Latest post:
Around the beginning of February I started to feel like I was moving in slow motion, feeling clumsy and a little off balance. February 14th and 15th I was falling and couldn't get myself back up. My left hand and leg were not working properly and I had no idea what was going on. I had an appointment with my primary care doctor on the 16th. When I described what I was going through he ordered a MRI to rule out stroke. I had the MRI on the 19th and 4 hours later he called with the results. No stroke but they did find a lesion or tumor about 2 cm on the right side of the brain. An hour later and I was in an oncologist's office. He made arrangements for me to see a neurosurgeon on March 2nd at ORMC(Orlando Regional Medical Center) at 10am. At 11am I was being admitted to the hospital for surgery the next morning. I returned home Saturday March 5th. I was in no pain, had no headache, and I had no hair on the right side of my head. It was over so fast we didn't have much time to think about it. I had wonderful care at the hospital. Everyone was great from the surgeon to all the nurses! Two weeks later and the final pathology results came in. I have glioblastoma maliforme grade 4 (brain cancer)
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